on the death of the family dog by David LaBounty

and maybe
our shared
grief will
bring us back
together

and maybe
she will
say that
I know
it’s been
a year
but perhaps
we could
try again

and I
would come
back home

triumphant
like a
fallen king
returning
from exile,
carrying

loads of
laundry
my ex-wife
knows
nothing
about

the laundry
filling
both of
my empty
hands

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3 Responses to “on the death of the family dog by David LaBounty”

  1. Alarie Tennille Says:

    Nothing I love better than a short poem that rips your heart out. My compliments to Mr. LaBounty.

  2. You speak raw and true….as is your gift.

  3. wonderful poem david. its sparcity doesn’t mean emptyness of meaning or blandness in feeling. they always take the animals too….
    so throwing with dirty laundry would suit her fine. in the mean time,this poem says this with such more refinement.

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