I still remember how it began, you creeping up on me
Like the changing of seasons, I barely noticed the falling leaves.
But I will always swear I saw you coming,
Just to have something to go back and forth about
Because I like our idle banter, and the look in your eyes
When you rise up to a challenge.
Like when the ground was soaked in rain water,
And you led us down that mossy trail in the park .
After two hours I knew we were lost, but I didn’t mention it
For you wore determination like war paint on your face
And when you took my hand just as we found our way back,
I promised myself not to read too much into it.
So when the world was covered in white, and you had to leave,
It took me by surprise how much I feared saying good-bye.
But you stayed a while longer and helped me make a snowman.
I used smooth stones for his eyes so when he would finally melt
We’d know the exact spot where I let the words slip out,
Right before you sighed and pulled me in.
It’s getting warmer every day, there’s something in the air.
It’s the changing of the seasons, I know how to look out for it.