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



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.


© Carie Juettner, 2015


Carie Juettner is a teacher and writer in Austin, Texas. Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications such as Daily Science Fiction, Nature Futures, The Texas Poetry Calendar, and HelloHorror. She is currently working on a novel for the middle grade audience. Well, CURRENTLY she is drinking a cup of coffee and petting a dog, but she promises to get back to the novel in just a few minutes.

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