Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

She paces at night
From room to room
Lies down
Keeps the house in order
Even at twelve years
With bad hips
She has a job to do
She’s a border collie

She paces tonight
This morning, 2am
But this is different
She pants
Places her head on the bed
Her nose in my face
It has come
As always,
She feels it to her core
Through her bones

Thunder rolls
And rolls
I reach over
Rub her side
Her ears
My turn to make her feel secure
And still the thunder rolls

So now, here I sit
On the floor
Back against the couch
Rubbing her heaving side
In the dark
My face illuminated
Her story told
By my laptop
And the rolling thunder


7 thoughts on “Changing of the Guard

  1. Pingback: Solace | rivrvlogr

  2. Pingback: Last Sunset | rivrvlogr

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s