Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April 16 - Daisy's Chains

Daisy’s Chains

She was just a dog, so why the hole
In our hearts, now that she is gone?
We didn’t rescue her. She rescued us.
It was our souls she’d print herself upon.

She danced upon our hearts not long enough
Always underfoot, her foolish lopsided grin
Telling us there were squirrels outside
That needed chasing up their trees again.

A chain of evidence, of a vibrant doggy life;
Everywhere the traces of the love she left behind;
Of a life well-lived among the humans she possessed.
Traces meant for us one day to find.

One by one I’ll collect them all – her toys, her blankets;
Her bed, her brush, her collar, all the things about her.
And her human mom and me, weep over every bit and bob,
We come upon in our struggle to live on without her.

©  2016 by Tom King


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Society has not yet worked out an acceptable method of grieving for a lost pet and so few really understand the pain that such a tragedy brings. Certainly, I can offer you no more than my sympathy and commiseration.

  2. Thanks, Mark, for your kind words. I appreciate them. I've come to believe that there is a reason that DOG spelled backwards is what it is.