Oil, measures 30" x 40"
"I will have a special companion when I enter my last sleep
My body in a wooden box, into the ground deep
Gone from this world but never scared or alone
I’ll have my guardian gargoyle made of concrete and stone
She will stay with me for eternity through rain, ice, and heat
Loyal forever with my tomb cemented to her feet
Others may have an angel; halo gold and gown of white
But when time grows long and weary they easily take flight
Not my little gargoyle with wings the color of night
Steady watching over me; never leaving my sight
I’d chose a gargoyle over an angel because it’s a fact
Beyond a doubt everyone knows, we all look better in black"