Lady, the Dog

Lady, the Dog 
Kristina Stammen
Today I lost my best friend,
I will no longer see her eager brown eyes,
Wagging tail, and happy face.
Lady enjoyed a life full of verve.
A dog’s day of eating and sleeping,
The simple things only a four-legged creature
Can ask for. 
She also liked rolling around in bedsheets,
Sunning herself and sniffing the fragrant air.
Flowers ranging from rose to Lantana.
I remember taking her to the beach
And she tried drinking the salty water.
Lady was there when I needed to air
My problems. A friendly ear and unconditional
That’s great about dogs,
They are great listeners
And don’t talk back.
I will deeply miss Lady.
Her partner in crime, Tramp,
Is now alone.
May he live a long time.(2001)  

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