#Weekly #Tanka #Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 93 – Circle & Cute

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I took the liberty of letting the eyes do the talking instead of using the word “cute.”   It just didn’t seem to fit what the newest member of our 4-footed family must have been through.  We found him with splotches of fur missing,  he hadn’t eaten in so long he was wobbly, and he had a tattered ear. 

Only the woods know their stories, and many never survive.  Nothing says love like those eyes,  a treasure I value far more than “cute.” 


You found me hungry,

looking for human kindness,

instead of contempt.

You circled me in your arms,

seeing my love, not the scars.


© Joelle LeGendre