His tail wags
when even the happy
has disappeared -
when the walk has gone on
too long, and the talk
has turned from whispers
to something gone wrong.

I wonder at his mind,
sometimes, what dreams
inhabit the confines
of what seems to be
a simple way of life.

We're attached, he and I,
not just by leash,
but by time, and just as he
walks beside me, I walk
beside him, both of us
wondering in the wandering
of how each step's shadows
are so often carved by
the possibilities of light.

--Kevin Hodgson, for GloPoWriMo 2017
inspired by the poetry of Kay Ryan

All Your Dogs

by dogtrax


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