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 regret,

for you are safe forever

A new dog needs me now.


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