My best friend is struggling today.

Three months ago he ruptured the cruciate ligament in his hind right knee.  I opted for a surgical procedure that was tough on him.  It’s been healing slowly and he rarely uses it, but it’s coming along.

Last night, it appears the ligament in his other hind leg has ruptured.  He is so crippled at this point.  I’m sitting and waiting for the vet’s office to open.  The possible options running through my head.  The impossible option which may be the kindest for him, depending on the outcome of the exam.

He’s been my best friend for 9 years.  I don’t know what I would do without him.

Cowboy 3


Ledge Walking


her daily decisions

consisted of what to wear and eat.



what show to watch

or how to wear her hair with the red dress.



which bills to pay first

who to call asking for a little more time.


Those must wait

her focus on the narrow ledge

her daily decision… what step… which way…

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Her Mr. Big

Marathon watching Sex and the City

recalling the Mr. Big in her life story.


He brought her soul to life each time

he gifted her with his time and presence.


But she was never enough as he chose

others instead over her meager offerings.


So much time she gifted him, she

never became a part of a sisterhood.


How she regrets not finding her

Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda.


How she regrets Mr. Big…