DOG SONGS

I leapt forward just now.

It’s that time of year when we approach
Daylight Savings Time, and I just moved my watch forward.  The computer
and the T-V have already been forwarded.  Amazing that we can arrange
time that way.

These early morning hours have a mystery of their own.   On the verge of
Spring, I prepare to be bold and brave again:

EVERY DOG’S STORY

I have a bed, my very own.

It’s just my size.

and sometimes I like to sleep alone

with dreams inside my eyes.

But sometimes dreams are dark and wild and creepy

and I wake and am afraid,  though I don’t know  why.

But I’m no longer sleepy

and too slowly the hours go by.

So I climb on the bed where the light of the moon

is shining on your face

and I know it will be morning soon.

Everybody needs a safe place.”

…………MARY OLIVER,
from her book, ‘Dog Songs’, poems.

……………………………………………….

May  your day include a safe place,  dear ones.

always with love,
Mom/Mimi/Toni/Antoinette

Art by Lucy Campbell
Art by Lucy Campbell

One thought on “DOG SONGS

  1. Aww, doggie dreams, leave it to Mary Oliver. My favorite line is yours: “These early morning hours have a mystery of their own. On the verge of
    Spring, I prepare to be bold and brave again.”

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