The Hardness of the World

A poem about love

Photo by Victor Grabarczyk on Unsplash

The hardness of the world

I want my dog to live forever.
The way my stomach tangles in knots
at the mere thought of his loss,
speaks to the depths of my love.

He’s so dumb and clueless
about how much he means to me,
like, he doesn’t even try
to take care of…



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Jay Sizemore

Jay Sizemore


Provocative truth teller, author of 19 poetry collections. Cat dad. Dog dad. Currently working from Portland, Oregon. Learn more at: