Darling Scarlet

how my life has changed

since I first met you


When I was naught but

lost in the wild

caught among the brush


Wild eyed and longing

for something that

I couldn't put down


But you waded

through the mire

and all for me


To give me your hand

and lift me up

out of my hole


And now the light

it shines so bright

it tosses away the shadows


I had lost my mind

in that maze

where you don't return


But you found me

my Scarlet,

my darling rose