It’s the memories everywhere
That keep me in thrall – I stand and stare:
Here you used to lay your head on my feet,
There you would patiently wait for a treat,
Downstairs you would run to fetch your bone,
You never ever left me alone.
Oft I did. When I would leave without you
And I’d say I’ll be back in minutes two.
You cocked your head as I walked out the door;
But you have left me forevermore.
Who will sit by my side these long nights?
Who will I cuddle and hold so tight?
Who will take me on impromptu walks,
Or just sit with me when I don’t talk?
I love you, I did and I always will –
Of you my heart cannot have its fill.
I still will wake and miss you on my bed,
I still ache to hear your bark or your tread.
Little memories remind me of you.
Each is vividly permanent and true.
I stand and stare and then I quietly weep
And hope I meet you again if I sleep.