“My foster dog”
I am the bridge
between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.
I am made of mush,
because my heart melted when I saw you,
matted, sore, limping, depressed,
lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.
For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand,
I will love you with my whole heart.
I will make you whole.
I am made of steel,
because when the time comes,
when you are well and sleek,
when your eyes shine,
and your tail wags with joy,
then comes the hard part.
I will let you go- not without a tear,
but without a regret,
for you are safe forever-
a new dog needs me now.
by Diane Morgan