Sometimes I think about you,
The softness of your fur as I put my face next to yours.
Put my hands on your shoulders to pull myself up,
and you steady yourself to hold my weight,
while my shoulders carry the weight of the world,
and you lifted me up,
gave me something to live for,
you guarded me, kept me safe,
and you loved me, unconditionally.
Always, your paw prints are inside of my heart.
And it’s hard to remember the day that you left.
The day that the life light dimmed and then died.
You were suddenly gone, my friend, I’ve been numb.
I try to let myself feel, but it hurts to remember.