Wednesday, April 1, 2015


There they are now on the rumpled bed
Lying like comma and apostrophe
My two German Shepherd Dogs
Radar ears pointed up and out
One faces me the other the door
As if asleep except those ears

Their master is off on a mission
Their being in the world is to stay close to me
If I sit too long they will prod me up
big faces under my arms urging me up and away
They never leave me alone in bed
Unless I am fully awake

I hear her breathing now
Soft exhalations
Her eyes are wide open
She can hear my thoughts
How intense their hearing is
She happy to be noticed and written about

She may be a dog
But her wishes are like ours
Content to feel she matters
Ready always to do whatever is needed
Robust character, gentle soul

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