Dog Days

There’s a lot going on in the world
today. My TV stays off
for morning’s sake.

Another plane. Child. Innocent.
Betrayal. And that flag hanging
over it all.

I almost feel guilty when sorrow engulfs me.
How does an old paw print
eclipse any of that?

But my sphere spins slowly and the breeze carries
ghosts, whose barks are familiar
as the smell of wet coats.

Ryan Stone



34 thoughts on “Dog Days

  1. Once has to make an effort to keep their heads above the pain and hurt every day in and out. Restless poem Ryan. I love this point of view, it makes the events stand out even more, and the beauty evident. How are your puppies?

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  2. Wonderful poem poignant Ryan it brings up the inner thoughts of unknown, feelings of where we’ re going in this world! Also my TV stays off most of the time. Your dog was beautiful I lost my dog last November she was lovely! Thank you for another work of art! πŸ˜‰

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    • Losing a dog is such a sad thing, Carolina…but not enough to stop me having one as a friend and experiencing all the joy that comes with the bond. Sorry for your loss and thank you for your kind feedback πŸ™‚

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