Dogs 2011

A GOOD LIFE
(2/17/11)


I rush
out
to the garage
in search
of some
part
tool
fucking clue
to enable me
to finish
yet another
unwanted
home project

glancing
to the driveway
I see
the neighbors'
dog
stretched
upon the cement
calmly welcoming
a warming
winter sun

the animal
raises its head
at my
disturbance
scratches
behind an ear
wags its tail
at the pleasure
then settles
back
to sleep

obligations few
he is
my resting
master