Love Poem: Gait Keeper
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Written by: John lawless

Gait Keeper

Gait Keeper


The limp is more pronounced on days like these,
cold rain and chilling breeze.  The hitch in his giddy-up
causing his head to angle slightly, correcting for the
sway.  His eyes seem a bit less bright yet still alert
while the tail, that ever enthusiastic metronome of
friendship, wags, and waits.  So we walk a little slower,
a little less far, sharing the tempo of age and a
love that knows no desire to walk alone.



2013

submitted to – Beloved Pets – Poetry Contest
sponsor – Francine Roberts