Shadow (with Recording)

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Shadow

walking,
crushing juniper berries
at dusk

the dog shadows me
in his absence

 

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“Shadow” first appeared here in April, 2015. It could be considered a companion piece to “Mother’s Day,” which is included in the July 2016 edition of The Lake.

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Music: “Thunderbird” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

24 thoughts on “Shadow (with Recording)

  1. Robert, as always, your work lays open my heart. I found myself watching little Tadpole-Marie (my dog) entertaining herself with her hedgehog toy, and remembering how she will leave this world before I do. And how that will not be easy for me to handle. How even now, the cat brothers I adopted so many years ago still leave me lost objects, though they’ve long since crossed the rainbow bridge – and will still miao to remind me to play. Thank you. So much. And no matter how long ago the loss, my deepest sympathy. I know your Friend is playing with Fang the Toothless, Charlie the Snoring Champion, and Checkers the Eater of Encyclopedias and Terror of Chickens.

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