Sunday, 18 April 2010

Not enough words

Born 2.9.1999. Born into our family 2.5.2000. Left us for ever 12.4.2010.

There are not enough words to describe that dog. 

No longer

No longer
do I shut all the doors when I go out, leaving you
lying sentinel at the door, ready to greet the postman.

No longer
do I return to see you, gazing raptly through the window as you
perch atop the sofa back, keeping watch for our return.

No longer
am I greeted with shrieks of pleasure, a frantic
waggling of tail and body, ecstatic at my homecoming.

Instead I live with
a silent and empty house
a sore and grieving heart
a desolation of spirit.

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