Friday, April 26, 2013

Day 18: Greetings Earthlings

Today's prompt from the NaPoWriMo blog was to write a greeting poem (as opposed to a valediction which was asked of us back here). When I thought of greetings I couldn't think of a more generous one than I receive from my dogs.


Left at the gate with dejected
tails drooping
but ears still pricked for
a change-of-mind
and “C’mon, get in,”
I drive away.

Hours later,
I return to hopeful
by the time I am out of the car
they’re back at the gate
where I left them
but I could see
on my approach up the long driveway
they weren’t ever-waiting, there all along
but lying in the sunny spot,
worn smooth by their prone bodies,
beneath the bedroom

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