Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 6

oh so gently, gracefully
she pawed at my leg
and I a little father up
in the hierarchy of needs
knew she wanted affection
she jumped up and faced the other way
and I saw in this
a need for companionship
and a simultaneous desire
for independence.
I was struck by the depths of feeling
this pup was capable of
Until I looked where she was looking.

Her water dish was empty.

And when I filled it,
She was complete.
And I
was jealous.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Looking for green.
Looking for the scent of sprinklers,
of morning rain.
Listening for
the sound of cicadas that will
creep me out and get on my last nerve
come September.
Looking for sunlight lingering until
it actually is night
rather than afternoon.
Pulling on my gloves,
heading out into the cold rain
with my chin tucked under.
I'm looking for You.