Showing posts with label Love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Love. 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


Sunday, July 24, 2016

(Almost) Eighteen



The years have worn us,
like sea glass,

two broken pieces
tossed together
against stone and wave—

and, here we are now,
smoother, more luminous,

and
better
than we were
for the tumbling.


© 2016 Jennifer Wagner


For Ian

Celebrating 18 years with my husband in a few days.  Happy Anniversary, man of my dreams!