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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ode to two tails


Inspired by my daily meandering up Muddy Hill with my chocolate companions.


You always are the first to get there

 to the top

you climb the mound of earth

out of an inner urging

worrying not about the thistle below

your feet

but just to move and breathe in

the smells of creatures deep inside their holes


One tail becomes two

And I watch both as they disappear to a gravel road below

the road that takes me in and out

and lifts us up again to the arms of the old barn

where donkeys stand by, attentive,

understanding where we arrived from




3 comments:

Emma said...

It's beautiful!

Beyond My Garden said...

nice words
nellie

Delisa said...

I love your poem Katherine, you really captured the wonderful feeling of pure dog joy! Delisa :)

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