Leaving a void.

There was fear in those eyes

sorrow in those eyes

What was he trying to tell me?


He lay there trembling

still his tail wagged

For whose comfort did I stroke his head?

There remained fear in those eyes.


Faithful friend I whispered in his ear

It is time to release you from your pain

His snout wrinkled as I shed another tear

The vet asked if I wanted to remain…

(c) Chris Black. July 2018