Reaching Out to Tell an Ex the Dog Passed

Aaron Sandberg

Not to pass off grief.

Not to send sad news.

 

But because it was ours

at one time, in one place.

 

Some things did die after.

Some things were kept alive, too.

Aaron Sandberg has appeared or is forthcoming in No Contact, I-70 Review, Alien Magazine, The Shore, Space and Time, West Trade Review, Asimov’s, The Offing, Sporklet, Right Hand Pointing, Monday Night, and elsewhere. A Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, you can see him—and his poetry posts—on Instagram @aarondsandberg.