To Doug

The man with the brush
Has left us for now
Farewell, Doug, to you.
Across the green bridge
Where you met your demise,
You leave us all
With tears in our eyes.
We’ll remember your talent
And your patience, too,
While you worked with those
To whom painting was new.
Keep painting, Doug,
With the saints up above,
But we’ll remember you, Doug,
With sadness and love.

~June Garman