The New Dog
Writer, Maggie Francis Lane
June 11, 2017


Like Emma, the new dog has white hair with a red bandit
face and sketchy brownish black patches along her body.
She doesn't look me in the eyes much, and I'm not yet
convinced that she likes me.  Shy is all, I think... 

Emma was a kisser.  I'm convinced she mistook my face
for a big vanilla ice cream cone, her favorite flavor.
Just five days ago she was healthy, alive
and every bit crazy about life.

Who are you little new one?  Millie, Kate, Lilly?
And will you sooth our grieving hearts?