Friendship (for Melvin)

Just like rain

That fell on

Drought crops or

Late winter snows

Blanket brown grass

Your teasing and

Laughter brought me

Back to life

When I was

On my knees

You reached down

And helped me

To my feet

Showing me rainbows

I’m living now

More than ever

Fresh air in

And bad out

Like a billow

To a dying

Fire you brought

Me to life