There’s an innocence in my dog’s eyes.
No eyebrows to raise in doubt.
There’s a passion in my dog’s eyes.
No wounded-pet lies to conceal.
No guise to veil.
There’s a trust in my dog’s eyes.
No fear of reprisal.
No cross to bare.
I see an eagerness in my dog’s eyes.
No doubts about his next meal.
No rub that doesn’t bring satisfaction.
I’ve seen these things in too few eyes.
But I remember each time I did.