30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 14

Write a poem in terza rima. (You can read more about terza rima here: http://bit.ly/mzBCYi )

A sweet, gentle life has thus been lost, 
gone forever from his tender soul
to never feel again under his paws a woodsy frost.

On the well-worn teak rests his water bowl,
full, still in hopes he returns to this peaceful place,
the void from his absence shall bring forth a woeful toll;

Through seemingly infinite time and space
his presence greeted visitors just as humble as he,
warmed by the sight of his sweet, furry face. 

Dedicated to one Xu – who I only met once during one wonderful, sunny day, but whose presence — and that of his peaceful companions — has left an indelible mark upon me. May you rest in peace, ready to greet and comfort those entering into their own great beyond.



About nikkimmascali

I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.
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