Posted by: facetothewind | October 8, 2008

Lie like a bird

Went to see Wessie today.
He and Goat were still in bed at 11:30 am.
He got up to answer the doorbell.
I crawled into bed to cuddle with them.
They kept pillows between them so their bony knees wouldn’t hurt the other.
It felt like I was holding a plucked bird in my arms – warm and skinny.
They’re talking about trying radiation to beat back the cancer.
I watched a spider climb up and down from the chandelier over the bed.
The house was very still except for the sound of our breathing.
Wessie found love near the end of his life.
Good for him.

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