These are the flowers my wife bought for me,

My mama’s favourite flower, the peony,

A simple yet beautiful pink bouquet

To celebrate July 12th, her birthday.

It was also the day that my dog, Macgregor died,

It’s a day on which I’ve cried and cried,

Yet I like to think they’re looking after each other,

My mama and her canine brother.

© Text / Image Caro Ness 2016