Interregnum

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The Queen is dead:

She of the long toes
of the whip-hard tail
of the imperious command
at close of her toilette-

She of the seven-toed foot
of brown velvet ears
of dark eyes made large
with intelligence and desire-

She at last of the vertigo
of silence and blurred vision
of legs that would no longer
do all her bidding-

Her loving servants, we
of long years her own
of broader and deeper service
these last several months-

We mourn her.
We erect a statue to her.
We remember her forever.

The Queen is dead.

Long live The King!

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About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
This entry was posted in Dogs, Free verse, love, Poetry, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Interregnum

  1. toraprincess says:

    i am sorry for the loss of your beloved

  2. rita kowats says:

    My condolences for the loss of your family member, Jane. For that is surely what our dear pets are.

  3. Sheri says:

    I am sorry for your loss. It never gets easy losing our fur babies and their time with us is always so short.

  4. Sheri says:

    Our boy is gone now too. We had to say goodbye on Thursday.

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