Ode to Pets

Archie & Burgess

Posted April 30, 2007 8:52 a.m. EDT

Submitted by: Mary Ann and Vic Potter of Raleigh

"Old Dogs" - A Memory

Upon their exit
old dogs leave us
the merest of scents in corners
the wispiest of hairs underfoot
the breathlessness of quiet at the ring of a doorbell
the emptiest of rooms
and fullness of hearts.