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This is for my late guide-dog, Quasi, who died on 7th July 2013. She was 13 and a half years old, and had been with me since she was 2.

Elegy for Quasi

Mamo__a__story_of_geraldine_plunkett_dillon_by_isolde_obrolchain_carmodyby Isolde ÓBrolcháin Carmody26 Feb 2014

Relentless optimism
A renewable resource
So persistant as to irritate
When bringing a bad mood into relief.
Endless adaptability
Enthusiasm for the new
Delight in exhaustion
Addiction to mischief.

A chapter of my life
Has been torn out
Locked into an archive.
All I can now read
Are tattered edges along my spine
Flapping in a raw wind
Awaiting rebinding.