For Boris


Your last three days
back legs not working  …  FCE
my soul howled with your bewilderment.

The darkness ended
and a visceral absence
fills your place forevermore.

You have joined my well of souls
swirling in a rainbow
on full moon nights.

I miss your waggy bum
and playing cheek to cheek
our pulsing jugulars exposed.

At night we’d spoon
in mammalian warmth
both softly snoring.

I miss your happy barks
rising up the scales
ringing in my ears.

Our drifting walks live forever
following scents carried on the wind
especially after rain.

I miss you sniffing trees
and me shooting stuff
on my smartphone camera …

We went to puppy school together
many moons ago
to learn to sit and heal …

You’d chase plastic bottles
like a lure and roll
basketballs growling like a bear.

We’d laugh and play
on endless summer days
and read messages on trees.

The moon is full tonight
sweet friend and forty days
not yet passed …

Yet I feel your peace
and if I close my eyes
I can almost hear you breathe.

For Dearest Boris ~ 31/10/2002 – 04/09/2013

11 thoughts on “For Boris

  1. Had to read your Boris poem twice cuz my eyes welled up w. tears…A beautiful memorium to a dear, well loved pet… Heartfelt and most touching, M :)) xoxo

  2. Hey Marsha – such a beautiful poem for a truly faithful friend. Boris enjoys the joyful doggy heaven. I feel the pain and the empy space you are encountering. All my life I was enlighted with the companion of dogs and cats in our home and every time you have to say farewell it leaves a scar in your heart. Send you lots of warm hugs from a dog lover

  3. Oh, this is heart-breaking…..but beautifully written. I too have had to say good-byes to some of my dearest canine friends, and you have captured the difficulty of it so well & also shared some beautiful memories which will always live with you, I know. My condolences.

Please leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s