BefallEvenUs (to Bean)

Today during these

Short days of

Winter I remember

Those long shadowed

Days of summer

Particularly that one

Late summer evening

When you rested

Your head in

My lap while

I smoked a

Cigar and we

Simply looked at

Each other as

Though we were

Seeing the other

For the first

Time neither of

Us knowing then

That like summer

Winter would soon

Befall even us