Walking Alone


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