a brief little light shined
like a beacon
in a restless ocean
your existence
your little light
I watched you
flow with the tides
accepting where the currents may take you

then a wave embraced you
took you to the depths where darkness dwells
I had to accept it
so that your light could bring
luminance where only black night roams

I had to let you go

(c) 2015 allen simpson
for Stephanie… adieu little wolf