The rescue dog
saved from  the Amish
farm in Southern Illinois

Waited statue still
in the barred garage
a makeshift kennel

Once clotted and covered
by its own filth
and a barn’s detritus

Its fur now
washed and groomed
to eventually grow

To distinguishing Schnauzer
gleamed like a new toy
under a Christmas tree

In the stream of welcoming
sun it had discovered
in its suburban shelter

The dog, head
cocked in wonder
at the foreign quietness,

growled shyly in
almost kitten purr
at random drifting leaves

The perfect black mask
around its coffee eyes
reflected the dog’s lot

It was an intruder
It would not stay here
It was heading home.

Not Without Poetry

A poem-a-day for National Poetry Month

My Tangled Adventures

Chris Gerstner

Kathy Fish

my website and blog

Denzer Family Art

Sharing Our Art with the World

Lindsey Gendke

Writing to My Roots

Notes to Self

...because life is a beautiful mess

JUMP FOR JOY Photo Project

capturing the joy of the human spirit - in mid air - around the world


Truth is a pain to accept

The Blahgg Blog

life by design in a small and still charming town.

Life Changing the World: A Phoenix's Aria

"A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Stories in 5 Minutes

because short stories are fun to read.

Peace, Love and Patchouli

Mental wanderings amongst stardust

Daily (w)rite

Author Site for Damyanti Biswas

Words. On the Internet.

And perhaps some punctuation?


Nowhere else

Theme Showcase

Find the perfect theme for your blog.

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

%d bloggers like this: