Pure Love

Gertie-Pearl Zwick-SchachterOctober 22, 2014
Photograph by Merrell Hatton

She is more than a dog
She is the world to me,
the one who is allowed
To sleep beside me — she

Who’s wet nose is forever a
favorite memory
Who listens intimately
to all I say
The sweet murmur of
Her whine, the contented

Sigh that makes my own
Heart beat fast
If I meet
Her suddenly after a long
Parting I can’t

Speak — my tongue is broken
A thin flame runs under
My skin; seeing nothing,
I am all love and
kisses now
My body surges and what
Now runs through my veins is
Not blood but
Pure love.

Gertie-Pearl Zwick-Schachter is 12 and in 7th grade. She loves to debate, sing, act, read, play guitar, and be with her friends and family. Most of all she loves to write and dance! She is very excited to be part of an amazing group: the KidSpirit Editorial Board!