Sailor, you turn toward me in the sun and your coat shines before my eyes, gold as the first rays of dawn, red as the sunset. You are my sun, my warmth.
Your ruff glows white as that perfect cloud on that perfect summer day. You are my cloud. You are my sky.
Your eyes are the deep brown of the earth, glinting with mischief, alive with happiness. You are the earth, soft and rich. You are the soil from which my love grows.
You are my happiness. You are my light. You are my life.
Your love sweeps across my sky, across my earth, across my heart, shimmering, beautiful.
You looked up at me this last time, grateful, adoring. There is no sadness in your eyes, no regret. I see peace. I see love.
There are rainbows in your eyes.
And some day when my pain has faded to a whisper, I will smile with memories of you
and fill my heart with all the colors of the dawn, of the sunset, of the earth, of the sky.
Sailor, you and I will walk together always in the shadow of the Rainbow.