From your first day with us,

It was you and me, together.

You, who were the last tie to our boy,

You, who were always home with Daniel,

With me.

My running partner,

Who explored the wild and untamed,

Who sat with me through laughter,

And so many tears.

Never leaving me,

Always present with your silent understanding,

And comfort.

I am pretending.

That life goes on,

That another sweet dog can help,

To fill the enormous gap you left.

But I miss you my darling boy.

My darling boys.

And I refuse to be reproached,

For mourning you and missing you both,

And wanting for both of you,


To come back.

Even for just a moment,

To come back.

Published by janetlandis

I am a mother, a nurse, a caregiver and a writer.

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