Calvin

Calvin

Yesterday, I watched my new neighbor spraying his flowers with a noxious agent determined to destroy the ground underneath his sturdy work shoes. My dog Mavis and I hung over his back fence hollering at him to bring his ear closer and let me whisper a few suggestions...
My Dog Mavis

My Dog Mavis

I want to lie down in a bed of flowers next to my dog where the sun graces us with a shimmer that warms our toes and tells me it’s okay to be crazy now and run my tongue over a daffodil and tickle my dog’s ears with bamboo grass. Life takes turns playing...
Howard the Dog Poet

Howard the Dog Poet

Every day I mosey my lazy butt down to that Zen guy’s gussied up garden and rest my nerves. They’re shot from listening to my human person talk endlessly about Mr. Darcy coming to dinner. I don’t know whether I’m in a sitcom or a romance novel. My life doesn’t feel...
Anxiety Attack

Anxiety Attack

Childhood caused a disruption to my soul. It leaned heavy on my tender heart and left me breathless from sucking in the fumes of other people’s anger. Agitation can ease its way into a small being, who has no defense against hot and nasty words that fly through the...
The Empty-Headed Contemplative

The Empty-Headed Contemplative

Today’s one of those slow-moving days that bother me with the heaviness of my own pondering on all the sad lives spent in cages because families thought they were running for freedom. It is a day my dog wonders why I’m hanging around his neck searching for comfort and...
The Enormity of Dogs

The Enormity of Dogs

Sometimes, I go about life in a querulous syncopation of jumbled thoughts and brilliant ideas that only I understand. I can tell what I mean by studying people’s expressions. If they laugh, I’ve blundered into one of my absurd notions God has put us here to perfect...

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