Doggie Death

me and queenie

 

 Doggie Death

 

The sneeze

sends legs sprawling

on cold vinyl floors.

The eyes, rheumy headlights

that no longer see.

Teeth grungy, rusted

meat swords.

 

First published in A Quiet Courage, 2015

Published by: Basicallybarb

Barbara A Meier is a poet, teacher, and mother, trying to write her way out of Kansas, anxiety and depression. Instead of indulging in feeling like garbage, trash, or rubbish, she chooses to examine the debris of her life by writing poems about it. After all as a forgiven, child of God, simultaneously saint and sinner, she is loved and cherished by her God.

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