THE LOVE OF A DOG

To my grand dogs

There is something in those eyes

a light that shines from someplace

beyond knowing      growing brighter

amber spheres     spilling sheer   abundant

love like wine into

my soul     whole love    not bits and pieces

bartered for    or offered miserly like crumbs

love so unrestrained   it oozes

from the eyes   shivering through

that warm

furred body like a sigh

escaping

a lover’s lips     and ends in the exultation

of a wagging tail       when all else fails

me     when the world would drown

my laughter       bury my hope

in the darkness of despair

those eyes      that warm

wet tongue    that furry body

wriggling its     boundless love

is there. – Susan a. Katz (all rights reserved)

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