this morning

this morning

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

wiping away death

"
This morning I
wiped the rest
of you away

        quietly,
        without a fuss.

The blankets
are on the line,
floor mopped;
kennel flat.


Fold the bill up,
wait for the
statement
to come in.

Rocks in the ground,
mulch,
a marker;
done.




© 2016 Lyn Anderson



Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
on burying you this morning

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This is powerful in describing what needs to be done after the loss, yet underneath it all, there is still a lingering pain. Great write, KL! xo :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Hey, thanks, nice to see you.
A part of my yard, I live in the country, is a pet graveyard. Dogs, cats, hampsters and a few unflushed goldfish. They become a part of you at least I think they do. Maybe the good part.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks Delmar. Pet people get it.
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Aww I'm so sorry KL. I know how it feels to loose a loved pet, one of the family.
My heart goes out to you KL, lots of big hugs for you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank for your kindness, as always.
ron

3 Years Ago

You are most welcome KL. BIG hugs
A sad poem. Our animals are dear to us. Always hard to bury the pets who kept us company wanting so little. Thank you for sharing the poem.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much. I appreciate that.
Congratulations on a beautiful piece that brings a heartfelt sigh to all that reads it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Well thank you for your review. These were rather personal, but since there are many people who do a.. read more
John Anderson

3 Years Ago

I've buried my share of beloved pets over the years, so I related to your words very much!
Hard realities, the chore that come with death - pet or person. Dealing with these with such practicality is healthy, and gives you something to hold on to... So sorry for this loss, KL. Been there...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks. Many of us have been, of course, and that is why it is worth sharing, in my view.
Rocks in the ground,
mulch,
a marker;
done.

I feel for your loss, KL.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks for taking the time, and I appreciate it.
Ah at least you know a pet is a pet and move on and say it with panache!

Posted 3 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

3 Years Ago

As you can tell 'M' I'm no pet lover but you told the sad tale well.
Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Yes, well, on that score, you and I are on opposite sides of the page, but nonetheless appreciate th.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

3 Years Ago

Hey I am allergic to cats and dogs!
This is very heart wrenching. :(
It's a difficult thing to accept, death.
Chin up darlin' , hang in there.

(Hug)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Doing those chin ups as we speak. Pride versus peace of mind. It appears the latter will win out
Matching Socks

3 Years Ago

Pride's a b***h...
I hope Pryde doesn't read this and get the wrong idea. ;)
xx
Pryde Foltz

3 Years Ago

Haha … I did read but I'm good:)
I think we all would like to do this after we get our hearts broken,,, we can try to bury the past but eventually the memories will sprout from the ground as either weeds or roses.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Wonderful you should see the figurative as well as the literal. Thank you
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

3 Years Ago

You are welcome, I always try to read between the lines.

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