Black Dog

Years ago, driving down a dark road with my young daughter, we came upon a black dog in the middle of the road.

An utterance arose from within, without invitation. Sometimes life delivers succinct messages—no needless words—that remain permanently branded in our brains.

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Black dog.

In road.

At night.

Not good.


I tensed; swerved.

And missed it.


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6 thoughts on “Black Dog

  1. It’s the black CAT that’s the problem. Not a dog!
    Year back, during my driver’s test, a pigeon decided to sit in the middle of the road. I swerved. I missed a pigeon. But was told that I almost failed the test. I should have stopped and waited for the bird to fly away, because what if there was a car driving next to me?

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    1. Anything in the road other than pavement gets dicey. When another car is also coming toward you, that’s another layer of potential freak-out and danger.

      Glad you passed your test.

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