For Champ Biden

Poetry

Jay Sizemore
Jun 19 · 2 min read
Champ Biden as a puppy, via Tom Kelly

When you love a dog,
you want it to live forever
because you know
just how close
tomorrow lies.

You bring that puppy
into your life,
home from the pound
and its harsh chemical smell,
its harsh reverberant chatter
of barks that echo
through tile, concrete, chainlink.