Saturday, April 3, 2010

Running In His Sleep

I watch Humphrey, my big yellow lab
his paws are twitching, then he whimpers.
Does he think he's being left behind
and needs to run out the door to catch up?

Is he chasing the neighbor’s cat, the one
who walks past the window and flicks her tail
with a little snap that seems to say follow me?

Does he see his dreams in black and white?
Are they three dimensional
or do they seem flat?

I like to imagine him in an open field chasing
a rabbit through long grass,
then finding another one after that.

I think his dreams are fun and free
and he does what dogs do naturally.

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