Dogs 2012

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
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her head
in his lap
he gently
caresses
her face

she's
always
liked that

next he
massages
her scalp

then combs
her hair
until it lays
like a halo
about her

her eyes
closed
he leans down
and kisses
her forehead

the daily
ritual
complete
he puts her head
back
into the box

the box
back
into the refrigerator

married life
has never
been
so peaceful

he will
warm her up
again
tomorrow