Meet Otis

Meet Otis

By Mary Bach

This is my dapper, little Jack Russel Terrier, Otis.  He’s wearing goggles because he’s nearly blind, but his pupils don’t constrict and the vet thought bright sun might be uncomfortable for him.  The coat is because it’s about -10 F, and red is so jaunty!

Sky Light

You
and I
we build
a scaffolding
of
sighs
reaching to
the closer
clouds

our fears
are not
of flying
but of
falling

back
to earth
with those
who go about
their lives

as if
the sky
was only

empty

as if
it did
not contain
wonders

as if
it was not
the threshold to

heaven

 

By Mary Bach, previously published at http://writinginthebachs.blogspot.com/2014/11/sky-light.html