#Tanka Tuesday: Between seasons

For Colleen’s challenge, a butterfly cinquain to go with a painting (by Franz Marc) I found yesterday.

800px-Franz_Marc_-_Roter_Hund

 

Red dog

alone, watches

no one pass on the lane,

no door opens, no friendly voice

calls, hand

outstretched in a tender gesture.

Days pass in boredom for

useless hounds—chain

rattles.