June sixth, 2013
Alyssa Swanson 4/15/14
I dove onto the pavement
to catch the hyper puppy
then tried to ignore my mauled knee
as she saturated my face with wet kisses.
A whirlwind of pent up excitement let loose
every Swanson sibling exhaled a breath of stale energy
as the car that contained our newest family member
rolled into the driveway and opened its doors
to release a pea sized beast who launched out of the backseat
on June sixth, 2013.
She catapulted out of the car and scrambled to us
as we called out her name.
With four voices and eight arms to choose from she quickly aimed her wet nose towards me
I caught her and fell back onto the fresh grass
and laughed as I felt an overwhelming sense of loyalty
as I realized that June sixth, 2013 was the day
I met my best friend.