Jan 28

Gratitude

I cried
shaking and spluttering
as tears streamed down my face
My breathing was heavy
and I couldn't stop the gasping sobs

You arrived
composed and unruffled
as I started to choke on my tears
You sat there quietly
and the tears began to subside

You soothed
carefully and diligently 
as I began to regain composure
You gently kissed my nose
and I stroked your golden fur

I smiled
comforted and calm
as you licked my salty tears away
I put my arms around your neck
and buried my face in your coat

Old dog
beautiful and serene
as you lay upon your bed
I remember that day
and I am grateful for your aid