Appears in current Fall/Winter 2013/2014 issue of Aurorean (inspired by ‘Imbolc,’ by Miriam Dyak)!
I want to regress into a world of fur and blood,
slow breathing hibernating me through the long cold
of winter, the way my dog, happy
in her hours of cuddled blanket sleeps the days
from meal to meal, oblivious to the clock’s turning
or the span of hunger that would stretch
into months were I not to feed her, walk, and feed again, releasing her back into the sleeping hours of fur
her pulse slowed by darkened hours of rest.
Sorry, a bit rude to suggest changes to a published piece. Love your writing.
Actually, Phil, I appreciate it. This is why I encourage my students to read their words aloud; and then have someone ELSE read them aloud for the poet to hear. A poem may never really be done after all . . . Thanks so much. Hope to see you here again!!
Thanks Sarah. Sorry I’m not getting onto WordPress much, not blogging either except rarely. I have been doing other writing. I’ll look out for your poems.
I’m apparently not blogging much lately, either!! Always good to run across favorite writers no matter where. What other writing are you doing, and where?
Writing a young adult fiction novel. Not anywhere but my computer. Want to get a draft to my agent by the new year …
Sounds challenging and like a different direction for you. All best with that!!!
Sarah, lovely. I’d drop ‘hours of’ in last stanza and ‘of rest’ but gorgeous rhythm. Hope you well.
Hey, Phil – I made a few changes myself!! different but also in last stanza! Thanks for your visit, always good to ‘see’ you here 🙂