He sits with me. Always. I continue
to drink my coffee.
His mahogany eyes craving my attention.
he requests just a minute of time. I begin another task. Yet, he lingers.
challenges me to a game,
as he plops his squeaky toy in my lap.
I throw it high.
He springs to action. Bolting. He lands back at my feet.
He begged for more. His gentle gaze
My heart beats
for this softhearted dog.
For the time being, we are
together. The background fades.
I am present with him.