Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #176

Words:  cage, hanger, try, flutter, cold, stray, deny,
        finish, womb, wish, eager, tree

Cold rescued dogs, stuck
in an aircraft hangar,
were finally free of
their cages.  They were 
eager to try out 
their cramped legs, 
and put a finish
to their old lives of
horrifying hurricanes.
The rescued dogs raced
around maple trees
chasing each other
and barking with 
a joy that could 
not be denied.  Nearby,
white butterflies 
fluttered about,
stopping to light
on fragrant flowers.  
No longer did the happy 
hounds wish for the warmth
of their mother's womb.
They had each other.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to Rescues

  1. Sadje says:

    Lovely story


  2. J Cosmo Newbery says:

    I can see them racing about!


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