dog days

Posted by jan oskar hansen on July 30, 2010 at 5:56 AM

Summer and a Dog

Pure sunlight on a forever blue sky, wasn’t there s a song by

Cliff Richard about “Happy Summer Holiday?” Beaches full of

laughing people. Yes, I remember it well. Out of the sun glare

came an emaciated dog, lost, it must have walked for weeks,

but in the summer light no one had seen it. Near the houses it

collapsed under a bush, I brought some water, left it alone.

When the shadows got longer I brought food for it too, but

it didn’t need food anymore. The villagers came, no, no one

had seen this dog; an untold suffering had come to an end.

Wrapped the dog in a plastic bag, put it in the bin by the road.

The sun was blood orange now and shadows so deep that we

could see again. Too much sunlight is blinding.

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