One poem from a longer free verse project
Round and soft
Plush like a pillow
Tongue lolling happily
Sharp teeth glimmering without a hint of menace
Ears flopped just a little
At the scrappy tips
Awkward, sweet paws
That big face tilted just enough to say
What are you doing?
She couldn't help it
She tapped the glass
With the pad of one warm finger
a happy tink sound
and a tail answered
back and forth as if powered by pure
"What's your name?" she said
as if expecting a reply
Soft words in a
A little silver bone shimmered as it swung
on a light blue collar
She couldn't make out the name engraved but at least
The sweetness had a home
"Where do you belong?"
A head tilt.
"Is someone missing you?"
A tail wag.
"Are you lost?"
That big nose pressed up against the glass
A happy breath fogging a cloud around it
An actual giggle
Ears perked, head turned, tail wagged
Furiously, unquestionably happy
A voice from somewhere past the darkness
Called a name she couldn't hear
It sounded like a nice voice
One last look from soft, dark eyes and a quiet
"See you next time"
and it was gone
and she was alone
Smiling at the nose shaped smudge on the window
That looked just enough like a heart.