Yesterday, August 28, 2010, we said good-bye to our beautiful collie, Lulu. It was her time, and she was ready. We will miss her terribly, but I tell myself not to mourn. Unless one hopes for immortality, there is nothing to mourn. She lived a happy life of selfless devotion to her human companions and best friend – litter mate and big brother, Sneffels. Their 14th birthday would have been this coming Thursday, September 2. Her strength and resilience inspire me. These poems are for Lulu.
Coat of Many Blessings
hoping for contact.
Children on the playground
run to the fence
hands outstretched through the metal.
She licks each one
moves slowly down the line
including all in her gracious greeting,
while cries of delight
accompany her regal progress.
poems copyright © 2010 Monica Glickman