You feel the warmth of the sun on your face
As he chases the dog down the hill, you trace
The land with your eyes as he looks at you and smiles.
"You're too far away!" he yells
And the smile you give in answer tells
Of the worthwhile journey you took to get this close.
He walks towards you with soft bare feet
And puts his arms around your waist, as heat
Spreads up your neck towards your cheeks.
And you don't have to say it
Because it's in his eyes, the spirit
Of something you've always known.