This piece is dedicated to my hedgehog Prickle, who was the best little hog I could have ever had the pleasure of caring for.
Under the lilac bush,
You sleep, curled up in a ball,
Nestled in the earth like your kin,
I wish I could scoop you in my arms once more,
Hear you huff and let you fall asleep on me,
You’ve returned to nature now, I know,
Roaming in the wind, wild and free,
As you search for the adventure,
That we did not get to share together.