Ghost antlers, and I see your baleful stare
as you endured the moments
till the camera clicked
immortalizing your eternal discomfiture.
And I am so sorry, now,
for thus offending your dignity.
So sorry for so many things:
the unthinking months and years
when your presence was taken for granted,
when I forgot how terminal
is loving dogs,
a hopeless condition,
as we cant help falling in love,
even though we know from the outset
it will break our hearts.
I hereby forever remove
those antlers from your head.
do I send my love to you
out there in the cosmos,
where you wait,
I hope, eternally,