Dropping the dog’s lead

If I hadn’t dropped
my dog’s lead
I would have had
no reason to
turn back;

I would never have met you
walking your dog;
no universal coincidence
for you to smile; to chat.

In Winter I return
to the park on the hill;
and wander; could chance
be kind twice?

Just in case
I walk another loveless mile
Just in case
I see you and feel
the warmth of your smile.

© Copyright D. Archer October 2011 

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3 thoughts on “Dropping the dog’s lead

    • Thank you for your kind words. I write a lot about my loss through the conversations I have with my dog. I wrote “Telling Lies to my Dog” as one of the lowest point. “Rosie” has never complained when I try out new poems on her when we are out walking. Thanks. Dave

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