Saturday, October 07, 2006

Harley

From my computer,
I am able to watch the neighbor's dog.
In the deep shade of our patios,
she stands still
soaking in a small triangle of sunlight.
Her stillness always feels so sad to me.

Sometimes, as I think of our country move,
I imagine taking her with us.
I imagine her sweetness
as we offer her our attention and love.
The warmth of our home.

Alas,
Mona is terrified of her.
Nick says no.
And anyway,
she's someone else's dog.

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