Saturday, June 19, 2010

Love and honor

Some laugh when they remind us
that Dog is God spelled backwards,
and yet I watch you sleeping there
so patiently --
your soft breaths a gentle metronome
to guide my meditation --
and then I see how, ever alert,
you leap with joy when I arise,
ready for walk or play;
the way you bark protectively
at the sound of any intruder...
Always present, aware, and in tune with me,
eager, wise, receptive, encouraging...
I need to love and honor you both

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