Beanery Online Literary Magazine

August 15, 2008

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 2

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 2
JEWEL (Little J) (2)
Kathleen

To read JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY in two parts: JASMINE (Jazzie) (1), click on   JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1  

Little J, my Jewel, was smaller, fragile
yet alert; she toddled in the dirt and tried to fly.
Weaker, for reasons I don’t understand,
barely two weeks old, four inches long
she hadn’t the strength of her sister Jazz.
One day, several doves came to eat seeds
but they ignored her and flew away,
even her Mom and Dad left her alone
in the planter that was her home.
Little J stretched her neck in vain,
flapped her wings, opened her beak
pleading “feed me please”
Her distress and pain were plain
to me, and I instinctively knew
she was being abandoned. . .to die.
I don’t know why. . .
I watched as she jumped
from the planter to the end table,
huddled beneath it, while the night air
cloaked her. . .
I found her in the morning, half dead,
cupped her tiny body in my palm,
cried and cried
my heart truly torn
at this tiny bird so utterly forlorn!
Stroking downy feathers I massaged
her chilled body to life
and for a few brief hours,
she revived in the gentle warmth of the sun;
but when evening shadows fell. . .
Little J slipped away.

ADDITIONAL READING:

PARIS CAFE’s

KILLED STRANGELY: A NEW ENGLAND MURDER STORY

RAINBOW’S END Part 1

I HAVE A PERMIT TO CARRY…

MOONSTONE RHYMES

KEEPING PEACE IN SOUTH AFRICA Part 1

IT’S NOT THAT SMALL A WORLD

KILLED STRANGELY: A NEW ENGLAND MURDER STORY

MUSTANG SALLY’S GUIDE TO WORLD BICYCLE TOURING

DOES EXAGGERATING THE TRUTH CREATE GOOD STORIES?

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