i grieve for you
i thumb tacked my sorrow up on your wall
your facebook page telling us all
that you lost Libby today.
It was Sunny last week.
Kajarkur a couple of months back.
they get old and sick
and we watch they die
hold them so they can go easy
and tell them again how much we love them
as we ease them toward death
and ourselves toward the pain that lies waiting.
sorry isn't enough
not by a long shot.
my words don't help much
but they are all I have
to let you know
that i hurt for you.
My inlaws--Bill and Kay--two of the gentlest and most loving people I know, had to put their two dogs down during the last two weeks. I grieve for them.
copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013
Posted for Poets United