Licorice by Kristen / Love, Kristen

Candy for the heart

A furry, fuzzy, friendly ball of blackest silk
curled in my arms,
and wrapped itself around my heart
and kept me warm.
A small, pink tongue, so wet and warm
licked me like a lollipop
and made me laugh so hard, I thought I’d never stop.

Two coal black eyes begged me to say,
“This is the puppy I’ll choose today”
but first, I knew
he’d need a name . . .
and Licorice was my choice.