little buddy - #NaPoWriMo22 Day 7

the pandemic took it out of you so many rooms to track so much
change week to week day to day hurting your back didn’t help
nor did regular visits to the vet
taken into that black box where
we couldn’t be with you
no wonder the car became a scary
place no wonder everything in the
world which was scary enough
seemed like it lurked with danger
how many months did we walk out
of the fence stand there for a moment
and come right back how many abandoned walks how many attempts
to take a car ride foiled by your far
too quick mind but look now
how far you’ve come how proud you seem head held high
we had no idea that a walk around
the block could be such a big deal
how we could end up feeling
proud for what we once assumed
would be easy yeah the pandemic
took it out of you but you never
gave up and we won’t either


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