He impatiently awaited his leash.
He hurriedly tugged at his collar.
He loudly barked disturbing the peace.
He stopped in his tracks when he heard the holler,
That came resoundingly from his master’s mouth,
That fell on the ears of all who were near,
And he felt the yank and tug that left no doubt
That he needed to stand still in a little fear
Of displeasing the one who had come to mean so much,
The one who loved him through and through
And the superlative other who made such a fuss and such
Over a love of the dog who proved so true,
Over the very dog who proved so true,
The now late chocolate lab who proved so very, very true
The one who has left the man and the his wife
The dog’s alpha and omega,
The truly sad two,
Alone and knowing that he was
The alpha and omega of dogs
For those two, now so alone as they look at the couch
And the chair where he slept and the box of his
Toys, yes, those, so lonely in the box, too .