the first geese return —
I miss my dog and it hurts
that the year moves on
Caminando a solas
Regresan los primeros gansos –
le extraño a mi perro y me duele
que el año siga.
Kelly Westhoff writes essays and haiku. Inspiration strikes while walking. She has been an eighth-grade teacher, freelance writer and an independent bookstore employee. She lives in the Minneapolis area with her husband and son. She can be found online at KellyWesthoff.com or on Instagram @KellyWesthoffWrites.
*Translated by Sarah Degner Riveros