Showing posts with label Loss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Loss. Show all posts

Thursday, May 18, 2023



Bring me hope

that hasn’t forgotten

that look in my eyes.



all my longing

long gone


and bring it back

as if you’ve wrestled leviathan, stinging nettles,

the inky blackness of your own heart.


Bring it back,

run your hand over it,

as if you cared.



© 2023 Jennifer Wagner



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Everlove (Softly to Be Let In)

photo of card from our neighbor

This poem is about a dog,
you know the one,
the one who danced in the kitchen
with the kids after dinner;

the one who nibbled gently
on your shirtsleeve
when you played and scratched and loved him;

the one who howled happy,
and barked deep if asked to speak,
but softly to be let in;

the one who taught you more
than you taught him.

This poem is about a dog
who, with his final breaths,
looked you, each, in the face
one long, loving, last time.

© 2016 Jennifer Wagner

In Memory of Druke Wagner 2000-2016