She roused to the news.
He passed today.
Her alpha and omega.
When he left, she was a fresh-faced filly
Stars in her eyes.
She lingered silently.
Her family home emptied.
She spent hours gazing at his favorite chair;
More than entertaining anyone to settle there.
Red gave way to grey.
Sleek bent to furrow.
Now she hunched at the lectern,
In funereal raiment,
Bedecking his matrimonial tails.
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