Dogs 2015

MIRROR SPIRIT
(10/21/15)


I see him
once or twice
a week

a skinny
scraggly
dull coated
long legged
fox

head down

tail down

I don't know
if he's sick
or just
old

long since
a hunter
he seems to function
in scavenger
mode

scurrying
away
from most movement
in the vicinity

but
he's become
accustomed to me
walking through
his territory

I came
within
20 feet of him
yesterday

I said
hello

he sat
down

looked
at me

ears up

appearing
like a fully
alert animal
at least
temporarily

he probably
has the same
opinion
of me

we know
each other