I read this with tears pouring from my eyes. The tears come with mixed feelings. Sadness and those questions I’ll never know the answers to, but gratitude for friends like you, David. Does the Unsplash dog have a name? I may write him a poem if Koala Kat can dictate it from wherever she is.

Of course, your poem may not have had anything to do with any animal except that poor lonely dog pictured. I just still miss Koala so much I think about her constantly. I DO feel she is now somewhere wonderful that we will be glad to see sometime in the future, like 50 years away.

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.