sacred listening

poodle profile lower right

today i listened.

i listened to the story of a man who shot a dog

who had jumped a fence into his yard to attack his dog.

today i listened.

i listened to a story of a man who shot a dog

that belonged to the man who shot his dog.

today i listened,

to the grief of both men,

as they patted my head,

and told me what a good dog i am.

if only they could do the same for themselves,

and each other.

About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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