by Carmen H Gray
Why does it hurt so much?
You having to leave?
Perhaps your existence is a metaphor
Your eyes mirroring all of the humanness
That we experienced in a certain set of years
A living/dying time capsule
God gave us such creatures to teach us
How to hold space
How to pause time and embrace
A lifetime of lessons
A dog’s life being a condensed version
Some creatures are here to fast forward
And simultaneously flashback
Our perception of an era.