r.i.p. gio

hello, he says

to the newly open door

and the tread of footsteps

across the pergo floor

hello, he says

to the mice in the garage

and goodbye as well

and nom nom nom nom

hello, he says

in the sunlight streaming

green eyes aflutter at

the birds on the powerline

hello, he says

as his heart gives out

held and warm until cold

hello hello hello