Sidekick

Written by: stephen clarke


This is my companion
 to the left of me.
 Everlong by my side
 in lifes travail
 and heart to heart
 in worlds apart.
 This is my guardian 
and my servant dearest 
whatever his size.
 This is my watcher
 by the windowpane
 foretelling the visitors 
and mocking the postman 
in his luminesce apparel.
 This is my nights last seen face 
and my mornings first pace. 
This is my companion, 
my dog.