A pair of eyes stares back at me,
from beyond the barrier.
A barbed wire fence between us
volts of electricity running through.
The eyes look almost human.
Like human eyes, one look at them
sends its memories flooding through mine.
The scar tissue lining his cheek,
about the length of a rowboat,
the empty redness in his eyes
and the deep gashes where the leash was,
around his neck, the girth of a tree trunk.
He used to take me for rides on his back
before they found him
and believed him to be too much of a threat.
My shivering hand touches the scarred cheek.
He winces, then turns away,
rises to his full hundred foot height,
and leaves me without a friend
again.

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13 thoughts on “Beyond the Wire

      1. Alright. Two things. 1) Does ‘given questions’ mean the questions you have answered? 2)I regularly follow only four blogs, how do i nominate 11? oh and 3)do I have to make 11 new questions?

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      2. 1. Yup…. I didn’t write new ones ’cause of lack of time. šŸ˜…
        2. Oh, that may be a bit of pickle! Nominate your favorite ones. But I’ll give you a huge tip as a fellow blogger: if you want to expand you blog and want more people to read it, start reading other’s stuff, too. People are interested in those who are interested in them. šŸ™‚
        Well, for now you can tweak the rules. šŸ˜‰ don’t worry, nominate the number of people you know or like.
        3. It’s your choice, totally. šŸ™‚

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