8/27/10 – a little katrina story, popeye

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She had been sitting on her roof for days.

“You couldn’t imagine, ” she told me, and she was serious.

After a while, out in the waters a dog paddled by.  A pit bull.

She saw him, he saw her.  They made eye contact.

He swam over.  He crawled onto the solid dry roof.

He slunkered up and sat down next to her.  They’ve been together ever since.

She called him Popeye.  Because he only has one eye – where the other had been, is a gash, a little maw in scarred gray skin.

He never talks about it.  And she never asks.
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6 responses to “8/27/10 – a little katrina story, popeye

  1. Lawrence I love this story…thanks for sharing it.

  2. This has touched me Lawrence….wonderful story. Have a great weekend now x

  3. A saaad story, with a happy end-second start to it!
    Thanks for sharing this one, Lawrence…

    Happy weekend! Hope you are doing well now.. take care..

  4. What a lovely story. Is it true?

  5. It is what the young woman told me – she sent me a pic of Popeye, but I am not posting it for privacy.

  6. That was a great story!

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