Ever Closer to Our Breast

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Everyday, I read my poems to you,  
and you, my faithful companion
long ears pushed forward, listened earnestly
as if you understood every nuance 
of emotions revealed, even those left unspoken 

And while my soliloquy drifted through the air
you lay your head upon my lap, closed your eyes
breathing in my fanciful ramblings 
and the words came alive with every breath
and gentle rise and fall of your furry chest

You were the one who understood
At times, even more than I 
how tiny insignificant moments
become the things we remember best
and hold ever closer to our breast.

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

11 Comments on “Ever Closer to Our Breast

  1. NO ONE understands us as well as our furry companions – they are all heart, all intuition, and they read our moods so well. Sigh. I love the image of him listening intently to your poems, then, eyes closed, with his head on your lap – feeling so grateful to be yours. Sigh.

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