Dogs 2010

DANCE THE MOMENT
(7/3/10)


two
baby goats
only
a week old
but already
complete miniatures
of their
parents

they
leap high
into the air
legs straight
and fluttering
in flight
little hooves
pointing
toward the ground
in enthusiastic
entrechats

so full
of new life
they cannot
contain
themselves
their heads
bounce about
with tiny bleats
of joy
tails twitching
midair
in impatience
for gravity
to aid their landings
so that they
can jump
again

their mother
begging
for food
shakes
away flies
and ignores
their antics

she knows
that they
will not
last