Jerene’s moved, to a house,
A nice area, that Jeremy bought for her.
“I must’ve done something right.”
She sold our house. Has gotten a dog.
We always had 2-5 as the boys
And Erin grew up. Lola, the last
And our favorite, a St. Bernard, died
Five years ago. So, Jerene’s gotten
A dog, a four-month old
St. Bernard–Violet. Puppies are
Rebirths of a sort. Jerene and Violet
Walk mornings, puppy-park
Afternoons. I told Jerene, moments
Ago, you have another baby
To raise. “That’s right, ” she said.
Life is both hopeless, and beautiful.
My heart is heavy, light. Both.