Mist covers the ocean and beach.
It's cold in the house. Empty days
filled only by the needs of the dog
who stays on the bed as if she knows
the woman will never return. Not
yet trusting the man who let her go.
Robert Halleck lives in Del Mar, California. His work has appeared in The San Diego Poetry Annual, Hobart Review, and the St. Ann's Review. He is a member of San Diego's Not Dead Yet Poets.