Poemdog

Dogs 2017

DIRT BATH
(6/3/17)

to watch
a sparrow
happily flapping around
in a dusty depression
that a few days ago
was a puddle
of water

makes me wonder
at the relevance
of many of my
cherished concepts
of cleanliness

of joy

the bird
stops

startled
upon seeing
me

flies
to the nearest
tree limb

looking
very much
the same
as it must have
in the rain