I go now
out into that morning
with my black dog
and green boots,
ready to get saturated
with September dew,
tears like jeweled spider webs.
When I showed this photo to Ellen, she said, “It looks like an engagement photo! What would you say if I decided to marry Theo?”
They were not interested in this large white radish from our garden.
so carried by him
so given to this world
he reminds me
Too bad he can’t travel to France with us!
remember that night in August
when the light was just so
and the dogs were wild and wet
and the girls went swimming
and the boys played in the sand
and I went running down the beach?
He arrived just exactly when we needed him.
And we didn’t know how much we needed him; but we did.