Lost Pup

The pup barked, its voice bouncing between the willows. It strained itself, attempting to morph the shrill yipes into a strong howl. None such howl resulted, and the pup shivered.

A breeze came from behind, causing the young creature to stumble. Whistling through the wood, it caught the attention of a large, full grown wolf. She cocked her head at the odd sound of the twilit wind, and only then noticed she was short one child.

She released a frightful whine, leading it into a distressed howl. Echoing, it died out, falling and dissipating among the dusty underbrush.

She swallowed…waiting…

A strong, high pitched howl rang out in return.

The mother took off in the direction of it, the pup’s kin stumbling along behind her, playful still in the autumn chill.

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Petal Breeze

Faint flickers of petal dust

strafing, brushing,   a

happenstance dance

between eyes,

breeze.

 

Pleasant pink petals

bursting as blooms

yet,   more sweet,  less

look at me, I live.

 

A foray into sweat

summer day, unkempt.

Leaping once, beyond the startled stream

hoping

 

to splash.