Timeless Dog

Plays fetch with stars

• Composed on

Imprints we leave, scattered free,

To be reread against the tree

That first shared it with you.

This heart-shaped carving proves it true.

Still standing, crowning the circle meadow

Upon which you cried so long ago.

Again wavering away from the great willow,

You find yourself weeping to-and-fro.

An ancient wind rises and thrashes between us.

The sky simmers and splits space with thunderous stars.

Hits the tree with liquid fire and scalds the grass red.

Symbol all cracked, charcoal impact; new caesura

She so adorned the watching eyes of new strata

This is where the dog fell into your arms for the last time.