Close to you was the hummingbird mama who uncharacteristically thought nothing of zooming into our home to no doubt make sure you understood about her nest and babies outside our back patio door.
Close to you was our red hen Bitchy who followed you everywhere you would let her in hopes that you would scoop her up into your arms and give her a good pat.
Close to you was Raider the wily wolf looking to snatch one of your belongings so he could lure you into play and claim more of your precious attention.
Close to you was our Maine Coon princess Scarletdreams sniffing in your essence, massaging your head, nestling sweetly against your legs where you made a safe spot for her to slumber uninterrupted.
Close to you is where I’ve been for 22 years now.
So long ago I saw what the animals saw…and basking in your sweet light is where I’ll always be…
Close to you.
©Dani Heart 12-18-22