Marriage

In honor of our five-year anniversary, today I’m sharing a little poem dedicated to my wonderful husband.

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Marriage

This morning
I found an owl feather—
beautiful, delicateOwl4
a symbol of wisdom
and joy.

I placed it
on your desk
as a gift

because I love you.

Later this morning
I walked by your desk—
the owl feather was gone,
replaced by a pile
of cat vomit.

I cleaned it up
and threw it away
as a gift

because I love you.

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© Carie Juettner, 2015

Published by Carie Juettner

Carie Juettner is a former middle school teacher and the author of The Ghostly Tales of New England, The Ghostly Tales of Austin, and The Ghostly Tales of Burlington in the Spooky America series by Arcadia Publishing. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as The Twin Bill, Nature Futures, and Daily Science Fiction. Carie lives in Richardson, Texas, with her husband and pets. She was born on Halloween, and her favorite color is purple.

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