Somber seascape
clawing at the cliffs
of a lost love:
shadow of a
chocolate lab
who once was
(partially) yours.

Her saliva-filled kisses
a balm strong enough
to heal any injury.

There is no love like a dog’s love.

You will comb
ten thousand beaches
before you find
the bone
she once buried,
and use it
to summon her
back to your heart.