Sunday, August 21, 2016

Blunted



i am stuck in sadness
its teeth
sharper than i recall

its fear
an ooze
that seeps

liquids never run--
they fade
leaving stains
brown
and red in the sun


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2016

Poets United


We are waiting for xrays for my 14 year old dog tomorrow.  She is in pain and not putting any weight on her back left leg.  I am fearful and sad.







22 comments:

  1. Oh... so sad, I hope it all get well... a dog is a family member...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Audrey, this is so sad. It does not sound good at her age, I fear. Yes, great sadness and worry. They do not live long enough - but they give a lifetime of love while they are here.

    ReplyDelete
  3. How she comes through. And you regain the right of smiles

    Much love...

    ReplyDelete
  4. You have captured the acute weight of sadness so very well - how sharp and unforgiving it is. The physical sensation at once numb and biting - I do so hope if not well the next step for your beloved dog will be peaceful

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am so sorry to about your beloved pet, hugs hopefully everything will be alright soon.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I feel for your pain, pets are more than that, they are family members too. Your poem certainly conveys such emotional concerns. Hope all will be well. Peace and light to you

    ReplyDelete
  7. If sadness and its effect has a picture, it would be your poem. So vivid... and terrible.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh, Audrey, I know what this kind of wait is like. Thinking of you and y0ur beloved dog!

    ReplyDelete
  9. an eloquent and moving expression of "that" wait.

    ReplyDelete
  10. sadness & its teeth...the poem is Felt....

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hopefully you can be with her whatever treatment she needs.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fourteen is old for a dog...it is a difficult time. We pay a price for all that immeasurable love they give us...but it is worth it. My thoughts are with you.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ah! The sadness is felt in every word. Painfully beautiful.

    I wish for your pet's well being. :-)

    -HA

    ReplyDelete
  14. So hard to cope with! Sending you and your dog well-wishes.

    ReplyDelete
  15. The first stanza is tragically beautiful, a description we can all understand. This is what quality writing looks like.

    ReplyDelete
  16. An amazing image of sadness and fear! Alive, toothed and transforming. The slow fade is excruciating.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh such a heartfelt poem, warm thoughts to you

    ReplyDelete
  18. ...but there is the sun. Appreciate this.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Sad to be facing such dilemma.A pet gives more than people and never ask back in return.The pain is most excruciating.

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
  20. Sad to be facing such dilemma.A pet gives more than people and never ask back in return.The pain is most excruciating.

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sending much love and peace to you...and dog. We become stronger with such challenges...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh I am so sorry, Audrey. I'm a bit late reading this, but I hope all is well for you and your doggy. I went through a deep sadness recently, too--you tell it true.

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comments and thoughts--thank you for stopping by! I don't always reply here, but always try to reciprocate--so hang in there, I will be over to your blog in a jiffy!