Of your teeth is still there,
On your old dog bed.
I walk in the park,
Shadows on the grass
Mistook for an old friend.
All things pass,
However much we pretend
Otherwise. You closed your eyes,
And left your mark
Upon my heart.
On 4 July 2011, I entered into partnership with a beautiful Labrador Retriever guide dog called Trigger.
Trigger became my guide and friend until September 2020, when due to him having developed cancer, I had to take the heartbreaking decision to have him put to sleep, to avoid unnecessary suffering.
As a young dog, Trigger was a great chewer of objects. Indeed I soon lost count of the number of leather leads I had to replace due to the attention of my four legged friend! One of the objects chewed by Trigger was his dog bed. His teeth marks survive him, as does the indelible mark he left upon my heart.
Kevin Morris was born in the city of Liverpool on 6 January 1969.
Having obtained a BA (joint honours) in history and politics, and a MA in political theory, Kevin moved to London where he now lives and works. Being visually impaired, Kevin uses Job Access with Speech (JAWS) software, which converts text into speech and braille enabling him to use a Windows Laptop.
Kevin blogs at K Morris–Poet. He also produces a monthly author newsletter.
In 2019, Kevin published his Selected Poems, which are available in paperback and ebook, and can be found here. Kevin’s Further Selected Poems will be published in March 2021.