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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Pat's Worst Season

November through March
Is Pat's worst season.

It's nothing but anniversaries
and holidays
and commemorations
of days passed,
days before her mate,
my father,
died.

When the hurt
is this big
there is nothing
bigger
that will take away
the pain.

So I went smaller,
and brought her Trini,
the cast off I found
in the Jack in the Box
parking lot.

Trini can't take away
the pain,
carry on a conversation,
or even watch tv,

but Trini can love
and be loved,
and can be embraced
if needed, when crying,

and I know
she carries
something divine
in her,
and I trust that will
find its way
and comfort the wounds
in my mother's heart.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Trini is SO CUTE, and I know from my own experience that dogs can heal hurting hearts. They are experts, in fact.

    la la from Shay and Skittles

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    1. Thanks, and now post a pic of Skittles and her Shay!

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  2. Aww. To love and be loved--comfort indeed!

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    1. Yes, thanks, to love and be loved, among the best things in this world.

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  3. Yay for Trini & her new mommy! Mother's need to cuddle & hold and Trini looks like she'll put up no fit.

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    1. Thanks, yes, Trini's the best doggie!

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