Monday, July 30, 2012

       
                                                                      BLIND DOG

I bought a porcelain dog
at a second hand store
Blind Willie  stands and stares at me
with perpendicular eyes

he needs food
and a water bowl
I need  love
and his bark

we stand frustrated

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. if you can get porcelain to bark...it will surely be a miracle...or if he eats...smiles...sounds like unmet expectation to me...

Sue J said...

I really like this! :)

Lydia said...

Frustrating, indeed....but wow is this good.

(Ages ago I went on a date with a guy who had his favorite dog stuffed and sitting beside his sofa. I couldn't see him again after that!)

Carol Steel 5050 said...

I like this. Perfect combination of desire and frustration and mystery.

izzy said...

I like it! good one- I had a porcelain horse as a child that I felt that way about!

Gail said...

Wonderfully different take. I like it.

turtlememoir said...

well done - I like this very much, Wayne - what you say & what you don't say (& what the whole says to me)

Grace said...

I like your take on the frustration of both parties ~ Enjoyed this ~

ninotaziz said...

I have enjoyed my visit here tremendously. Thank you.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Sometimes I wish some of my ornaments were real too...

Anna :o]

Annie said...

When he barks, he'll be so happy, after being stifled in the shell of porcelain for so long, that he'll break.

Helen said...

Barks and love .... yep!!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

I have seen several poems based on this portrait, but yours was the only one with a "pre-fab" dog. The idea of waiting for what can never logically come is part sad, part too funny. Waiting for it to bark? When it does, call a doctor!! Peace, Amy