Black Dog

  • Black dog comes to sit at her feet and
  • One by one her dreams are extinquished
  • Like dying stars in the sky
  • Unnoticed and misunderstood
  • Which she can no longer pinpoint
  • Because she no longer cares
  • To beat her wings furiously against the cage
  • Of her own making, futility apparent
  • She lets go of all desires
  • Anger turned inward and tamped tightly down
  • There was nothing left to do
  • But to stare unseeing into the distance
  • Black dog knows her secrets untold
  • Then locks them, and throws away the key

( photo by hannah miller )

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