When it gets dark it gets dark fast. They say, night falls, though sometimes it feels like it falls down. What is little realized is there is a lifting when the light has gone away, the sky raises its roof and there is more air to breathe. Long lost is the pink wisp that heralded this night and far ahead is the next wisp of pink singing up the moon.
Believe in someone
WHAT’S MINE IS MINE
I don’t always know how to get the dog off the baby.
The attacks are often sudden and always swift.
My shock at the reality delays my response.
Falters my steps and fogs my mind.
What should I do to disengage this assault?
What can I do that won’t make things worse?
How can I resolve this now?
The pain is almost unimaginable
But yet all too familiar.
It all comes down to ownership
I must admit this baby is me.
I have to face this dog is my pet.
I have fed and groomed him
And now I have to put this dog to sleep.
You are reading selections from More Sober on the Way to Sane and Lines From My Life by Sherrie Theriault