I was darker then

(An ode to Winston Churchills wonderful “black dog” of depression)

The black dog and I were friends long before it was fashionable
to walk down the road with a little black spoodle,
collar encrusted with diamonds and coat beautifully groomed.
My shaggy giant of a labrador and I
would sneak out at night and drive around for hours,
his head out the window windswept and alive
under the accepting gentle blanket of the two am sky,
howling as loudly as the wind would allow until early in morning
and before the pain of light,
we would walk quietly through the door,
lying foetal on the couch for hours at a time
until again the night’s warm embrace beckoned us out.
Yes a good friend to have when all others only visit for the smiles.

© Valentina63 2009

I was darker then

Valentina D

Joined September 2008

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