Sonnet №83 — where is the Other dog?

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Sonnet 83 — Where is the other dog? — pet poem 7

Where is the other dog who once lived here?

My Millie asked of me the other day.

She was much kind, and always of good cheer.

I sense she’s gone, she never would’ve strayed.

“The other dog, she taught me how to dog:

to chase and romp and dig under the snow.

From her I learned; one ought not lick the frogs

and all those other things dogs ought to know.”

I held wee Millie’s head between my palms,

to explain that all things alive must pass.

But to Millie, no talk of death could calm,

“She was my friend, dog friendship’s nae surpassed.”

“Could I return Lucy to the living?”

Life, My Millie, is ne’er so forgiving.

— — August, 2020.



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DStan58 is a teacher, a writer, a dad, a voice-over actor and poet. He's a melanoma survivor and a pulmonary embolism survivor. He's bringing sonnets back,