obedience class

“It is a terrible thing for an old woman to outlive her dogs.”
– Tennessee Williams


love comes in furry paws
and sloppy kiss and bounding
bliss that defies the laws
of gravity.

it comes in a warm lap
and a toothy smile, miles
kept in time to the clickclickclick
of toenails.

when love leaves
a tiny empty bed,
a lack of woof
too many sits
unsaid, love grieves;
and takes its good, sweet
……...time to



quickly prompted.


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4 Responses to obedience class

  1. AJ says:

    I found this delightful and mesmerising. Bravo!

  2. julespaige says:

    Love the play on the last word. Clever!
    Still miss the last lassie I had – not replacing her either.

  3. That quote makes me sad. But true, of course.
    You capture the sadness and grief at the loss of a pet well. It is lonely – a void left that is hard to fill. And I love the title!

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