Barely two feet tall,
And yet he means all to me.
After a trying day at school,
When I have to face all the pressures that I am used to being exposed to
I can come home and know that somebody loves me.
He is innocent, kind, playful;
He is loving and stable in a world where stability is an unreachable goal.
He is joy, but not happiness because happiness is fleeting.
He understands me and yet doesn’t at all.
After a trying day at school
Or a rough afternoon working at the pool,
I can come home and know that my dog is waiting for me,
Ready to show me the love that this world lacks.