While my soul was falling

Falling

The dog still needed walking

In my coat

The leash went on

We stepped out the door

The hole in my heart

Vast

I grasp

Life will be different now

I, sleepwalking

With the dog

Who is bucking with joy

Taking us where her nose leads

Each scent a world, the base of a tree, a shrub a world of information

Barney was here

Fifi too

It's the best!

Fine mist covering leaves like glass beads

Coating my hair, face, and glasses

The dog, her gorgeous black fur covered with water diamonds

Taking me into a

Watercolor world

Fir trees like kind giants

Scheming with the dog

To wake up

She jumps on me and bucks with joy

Play! Now!

I throw a stick

And another

Great green ferns nuzzle the mist

Rocking slowly in time with the tall cedars

Whole in motion with the damp air slowly moaning

In the twilight forest

I caress her wet fur

Feel her with me

I with her

In dog world

My soul rose a bit

My heart, still aching, invited

To hold more

Aching and amazing







The Scheming Dog

While my soul was falling

Falling

The dog still needed walking

In my coat

The leash went on

We stepped out the door

The hole in my heart

Vast

I grasp

Life will be different now

I, sleepwalking

With the dog

Who is bucking with joy

Taking us where her nose leads

Each scent a world, the base of a tree, a shrub a world of information

Barney was here

Fifi too

It's the best!

Fine mist covering leaves like glass beads

Coating my hair, face, and glasses

The dog, her gorgeous black fur covered with water diamonds

Taking me into a

Watercolor world

Fir trees like kind giants

Scheming with the dog

To wake up

She jumps on me and bucks with joy

Play! Now!

I throw a stick

And another

Great green ferns nuzzle the mist

Rocking slowly in time with the tall cedars

Whole in motion with the damp air slowly moaning

In the twilight forest

I caress her wet fur

Feel her with me

I with her

In dog world

My soul rose a bit

My heart, still aching, invited

To hold more