Wednesday, March 9, 2011

You would have known

I watched you today by the lamppost
as you reached down to untie
the leash of our black lab
dancing and shaking
with such excitement upon
your return

you took his face into your hands
and gently massaged his ears
he calmed, gazing into
your face with such
love and devotion

you did not see me
as I slipped away

and the
day before

because if you had
you would have known

I, too, once loved you
like that

missing the mom gene