Saturday, October 07, 2006


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.

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

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