Tag Archives: old dog

Bleeding

Sitting on the floor of the urgent care veterinary clinic The boy now man Sat with his boy Now old man …… I never knew Or maybe I did but never really understood How you could bleed out Without anyone … Continue reading

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Hunting the past

Walking the aisles of Home Depot There is an old man with an old dog A hunting hound And his hunter, Scouting the aisles For possibilities And poinsettias The shadows of boy and puppy hover over them Like plaid and … Continue reading

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Waiting

The puppy in the waiting room at the vet Was old… And patient, He had done this before, But that didn’t mean he liked it. Sometimes we’ve got to wait for things we don’t really like. Because no matter our … Continue reading

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Go home

A honey colored old man, With clouded eyes and a frosted muzzle Wandered in the road. No collar or tags proclaimed him. I drove home to get a leash. . Wandering the streets, lead in hand, Pocket full of treats … Continue reading

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Fill up

At the gas station. An ancient chihuahua peers at me over the edge of an open window, Eyes full of love. The equally ancient man is filling up his Almost equally ancient car… Looking back at the dog, his eyes … Continue reading

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parole

ancient killer of squirrels and cats you need not suffer for your past crimes. you were a product of your culture and the company you kept – convicted, nevertheless forgiven. but forgiveness without training is doubly cruel…. for it asks … Continue reading

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layers of color

the sunset dog, in his golden years… and the calico cat at the end of the rainbow, smile as they watch the puppy swallow the sun and shine. .

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