An old one from the archives of my mind. I hope you enjoy.
For one fleeting moment you were there
to deftly snatch me from the despair
that threatened to devour me.
The ravenous creature
beat a retreat
as it sensed your presence.
It turned and gave me a sly wink
that seemed to say, “I will return,
much sooner than you think.”
But it didn’t matter at all
because for that fleeting moment
you were there.