By Katherine Johnson

Young leaves transparent green
a universe I can never know
but through a forest.

Molly Dog and I walked through
that forest shaded in emerald green,
I love her so.

I miss walking with her,
I cried when I had to call the vet
to have her killed.

Mercy is a brutal business,
The leaves told me this
But I failed to listen.

Copyright 2016 – Katherine Johnson – All Rights Reserved