We walked rooftops together
Up through chimneys on songs of the day,
Vivid flights of imaginings
Of fanciful worlds, of flagrant display.
You followed me like a lamb,
Tasted Earthworms, while idly curious.
I spoke of the sun, Perseus, Medusa,
Of constellations, the Zodiac … Sirius.
You doodled; even the walls were a canvas
Unfinished drawings of things atrociously funny.
And I made you laugh and cry too
Brother, sister, friends forever through bitter and honey.
~ For my brother, the doodler