by Steven Pirani
As most good things tend to work,
my dog grew a tumor
where he liked most to be scratched.
The author has not attached a note to this story.
My condolences to the speaker.*
Three lines of heartbreak. *
Short and so heartbreaking. *
The art and irony are good, but not the muse. *
The hurt is very real.
cf. "Well, my friends are gone and my hair is grey. I ache in the places where I used to play." (Leonard Cohen, "Tower of Song")