I have been waiting for you. You told me "very soon." But I am losing track of time.
"Very soon," you said. But now my dish has been empty of both food and water. My stomach feels as if it is tying itself in knots. Occasionally, I hear it talk to me.
I watch for you. Ever hopeful. I remember the word, "soon," as it repeats over-and-over again in my head.
It is starting to drive me a bit bonkers. Each time I hear a noise at the door, I think it will be you, thinking that "soon" has arrived. I run back to the window to see if I missed something.
Soon I will give up. Soon I will forget. Soon I will die. Because I still wait for "soon?"
(Author's Note: This is an allegory. It was originally written for and posted on March 22, 2015 on Bubblews, and removed by author on March 29, 2015 for reprint at Persona Paper.)
© Coral Levang, 2015
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/dog-intent-watching-intense-658206/ by CJ
inertia4 wrote on March 30, 2015, 7:07 AM
CoralLevang Dogs are like that. My mothers dog does the same thing. Always looking by the window for one of us to come home. And he gets real scared when we take him for a haircut. He thinks we are going to leave him there and never take him home. But we always come back when he is done and he is extremely happy.
msiduri wrote on March 30, 2015, 8:43 AM
Make me sad. It's not hard to keep a dog happy. They ask so little.
CoralLevang wrote on March 30, 2015, 10:10 AM
inertia4 Aye, that they are.
CoralLevang wrote on March 30, 2015, 10:11 AM
&AbbyG True. This was not written for that intended purpose, but might have been.
CoralLevang wrote on March 30, 2015, 10:13 AM
msiduri The innocence and trust of people are not much different in their purest of forms. It is sad that any are kept waiting unduly.
valmnz wrote on March 30, 2015, 2:21 PM
I really just want to leave a smiley face as a comment on this one, but if I'm going to comment I may as well make it long enough for my one coin worth. Anyway, my response to this piece is simply
crowntower wrote on March 30, 2015, 2:29 PM
Hehehehehe.. that is so cute but so sad if we will really take a look on what is happening to the poor dogs, sometimes I feel bad for my cat when we don't have food for him, so I just gave him my food so he can eat... when my mom is angry with his wrong doing she doesn't really cook for him. heheheh!
Kasman wrote on March 30, 2015, 2:44 PM
This sounds like me waiting for my wife to return from the store with my dinner!
Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 30, 2015, 3:12 PM
Oh that´s so sad
Alexandoy wrote on March 30, 2015, 10:40 PM
Oh, another Bubbler renegade like me. Waheehee.
jiangliu1949 wrote on March 31, 2015, 4:59 AM
Poor dog ! The owner of it must have forgotten it. As is also often the case with human being ,some are too impatient to wait,others take it easy .
CoralLevang wrote on March 31, 2015, 9:50 AM
Renegade? Who? Me? *innocent look*
Bobbydem wrote on April 4, 2015, 10:17 PM
It reminds me of a facebook page I follow - Golden Paw Society, Inc. - they rescue shelter cats that have been stuck there too long. The amazing differerence that a bit of love and kindness makes to these cats. many have been abandoned to the shelter for no good reason.