lingering in his softness

Me and Tucker
lingering in his softness

we sat there
on the floor
our fingers 
lingering
in his softness
as life 
left him
with a long 
exhalation
fogged with relief
from the frailty
of living

This poem was written to a prompt “One moment I will always remember is”. I set a timer and wrote for 5 minutes nonstop without judgement. Then added more physical details and imagery and built a poem about the day Jim and I put Tucker to sleep over 20 years ago. Rest in peace, sweet boy.

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