Thursday, April 23, 2009

Poetry About Where I Live

My Morning Commute #2
~ Sue Miller

I have watched for years
A black lab
Following the children from the farm house
To the new house across the field

A tiny one on a big wheel
Two mothers in doorways
Guardian with child

Two boys
Bouncing backpacks half the size of their bodies
Guardian with children

Teenagers on ATV’s
In a controlled race
Guardian in the wake

On this day, the master has returned home
Unplanned. She is at the wrong house
Racing across the field
arthritic hips, full-out run
Tail high, ears flapping
Joy undiminished by pain
The Master has come home!
Guardian no more

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