Dark loner wanders as the sun goes down,
Dirty asphalt beneath his weathered feet.
Straying on, past the far edges of town,
There is no vacation on these mean streets.
Though winter is waning, bitter winds blow,
He shivers behind a ramshackle shed.
His fur coat matted by cold rain and snow
As visions of summer dance in his head.
Searching for solace, hungry and alone,
A life counted with every waking breath.
The black specter of fear gnaws at his bones,
Too many years he has eluded death.
Your journey is over, so close your eyes…
Fading deep into the nights of goodbye.
Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
March 12, 2021
A sonnet for all the stray cats that I would love to save…. 😥 ❤
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 53.13 Topic: Vacation
Hard Bonus (2 points): Include a Grateful Dead Lyric or Title (“Cold Rain and Snow” and “In the nights of goodbye”)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Mention a Fur Coat
SECRET BONUS GUESSES:
- Snake in the grass
- Venomous reptile
- Mortal coil
- Hissy fit
- Slithering away…
- Leather for my snakeskin boots
- The sidewinder sleeps tonight
Topic: Craig Pic: Christopher
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