Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Cold Morning Air

A dark shape by the side of the road
Struggles to get back on his feet

Back legs betray with impossible angles
Black eyes reflect the cars that I meet

Burning hot breath in the cold morning air
Tell a story of pain with no option to flee

That's when I hear a desperate scream
And realize it's coming from me


This morning on my way to the vet with Athena I saw a deer that had just been hit by a car. I felt so sick, helpless and angry when all I could do was to plead with the Circus Director to please make it quick. I can't seem to shake the image of his desperation and get a big lump in my throat every time I think about it. 
I try to not see myself as a victim but maybe on some level I saw myself in his pain. 


8 comments:

  1. What a hauntingly beautiful post. I'm sorry for your pain and the deer's, your post moved me to tears. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. My friend the poet! You make me proud to know you - you and I are cut from the same cloth!
    Hugs
    Louise

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  3. This is sooo beautiful!!! You gave me goosebumps when I read this! I read it y-day but didn't get a chance to comment. I see you stopped by and saw your award too. You truly inspire me chickie!! I don't know if I could be as level headed as you have been through all this. I'm soo glad you share your life with all of us!!! Thank you!!!

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  4. Very sad :(

    (That pic is beautiful. I want to put it on canvas and hang it in my house. Did you take it?)

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