A Blessing of Dog

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Orphan-boy came to us. . .

Tail between legs, ears down, head bowed.

Hungry, Hesitant.

now. . .

Bouncy, waggle-tailed, Circle dancer

our new Center-of-Everything

Table Goddess

Table Goddess


She presides from the table in front of my window.

And without opening her eyes, sees. . .


grass, blossoms, trees,

my doggie,

a man cutting grass,


and especially me.

And smiles. . .