Little One

Your coat is warm to the touch

Bathing in the sun again

The sleepy look on your face

says it all

You know

Don’t you?

Your tail is wagging like a lunatic

Sorry I have to leave you

Little one

I know you can smell it on me

The sadness

Your little nose is twitching like it does when you know

You’re still smiling at the goodbye’s

Nuzzling the rope to unknown lands

And the guarded green realms

Tilting your head at me

It’s Christmas again because I gave you a treat

Running around all of the corners

Wiggling all over the place

The Wobbliest In the evening

You know the punch line to all of my jokes

And the voices I make when I’m happy or sad

You always snuggle up to me

Or stand in the open

looking up to see

how to fix it

You put your head on my lap and followed my eyes with yours

As we said goodbye

 

 


Ben

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