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

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


Monday, April 25, 2016

Butterfly, Rest



We captured blown kisses
left like a note
on the kitchen table
saying,

I’ll be back soon--
just went to the grocery
to pick up a few things.

If we only knew
then,

that last sprinkling,
last dot under the heart
she drew

on the page
was her final
wingspread

now folded.


© 2016 Jennifer Wagner


for edr and kjt