One Year Ago

I cannot dredge it up,

That illusive madness,


I can remember one year ago,

Tomorrow morning.

I packed one bag,

Brought her one pup,

Drove pup home,

Drove back,

Held her hand,

Told her, I don’t know,

If you are dying.

And truly,

Who I was to say?

Knowing the only thing that kept her alive

Was her sheer strength of will.

Her frail body past whippoorwill,

She was camouflaged.

Hidden by big eyes, red lips,

Huge love.


We miss you, Charlotte.

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