I painted a picture for you,
to help you on your journey
and remind you of the happy times we’ve had.
Periwinkle(1) softening up the sky,
with the clouds(2) enveloping, inviting you in for a hug.
A splash of yellow beaming down like a spread(3) of
happiness across the canvas.
A figure stands in the center,
dressed all in black, save for the
bright red gumboots(4) and
arms wide to receive the warmth.
Can you see yourself in this painting?
I tried to capture your soul in the lines and colors
but after a beat (5), decided that only a true artist
can capture your essence.
Instead, I painted what you’d need:
warm memories on those cold and dark days.