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.

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