A Poem for Remus

My dear friend, Brad, has a beautiful greyhound dog named Remus. Remus was just diagnosed with cancer. I wrote the following poem for him:

THE MOON 

Full moon shines tonight
you see it, brother, better than I
it was your kin who once howled
and I simply gaze, amazed
at how your pain must ring
outside my senses
It is round, a star, a stare
a gaze for me
but for you —
you must sense more and more and more
So as I read and hear
sad reports of pain and death and loss
I cannot mourn you, properly
For those who gaze at stars
can never howl at them
So howl a prayer for me
and I’ll whisper one for you
to the moon we can both understand
on dark nights like these
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