I am human
I am a dog owner
I was a dog owner
She always got excited when she saw us.
always shaking her entire body
the emotion originating from her wagging tail
I’ll miss that
It hurts so deeply just to think about her
like a scratched record
Repeatedly playing the… noise
of nails across a chalkboard
If I didn’t care for the ones I loved
loved them with everything my heart had
I wouldn’t be human
but I am.