Thursday, August 23, 2007

Poetry Thursday

I can't find that I posted this poem which I wrote in July 2003. It is based on two incidents 57 years apart.

Pet in the Road at 163 and 269
July 27, 2003

You are sleeping tucked away in bed
when I see your pet.
You are dreaming of the beach
as I pass at 6 a.m.

You didn't see her slip out the door
for that one last chase.
You realize she is missing
when no friend is waiting.

You hide your face and hot tears
when the stranger stops to help.
You turn to your big sisters,
but they are all crying too.

You will keep her in your heart
though your arms are empty now.
You will weep years later
as you pass a pet in the road.


Tumblewords: said...

So sad - but well written!

Anonymous said...

Oh, this gave me chills! It's incredible how intensely emotions from childhood can take hold of us, years later, with just the right trigger.

Anonymous said...

So full of poignancy faced in childhood.