I wrote this poem for Debbie, who was stationed next to me at the Canoga Park Art Walk last night. It’s about her dog, Gypsy, who has cancer. If you would like to donate to Gypsy’s cause, please visit their tumblr.

“For Gypsy”

She looks at me with her goofy smile
licks that lap
at friendly hands
and all I can hope for
I’ve already prayed:
a gentle passing
and moments of infinite beauty.

– billimarie