Happy NaPoWriMo – my favorite time of the year! As always, I will be participating by writing one poem for each day of April. This challenge has an energizing and revitalizing effect on your creative work, so I invite any and all interested friends to join me in undertaking it.
There is something about a dog on a leash
that resembles my relationship with God.
I can’t help but have sympathy for her,
this miniature dachshund straining against her harness,
pushing forward with all her strength
and the owner with a benevolent smile
being dragged in tow, tipping his hat to every stranger and saying
“She’s a real fireball, isn’t she?”
Surely it is absurd that this tiny creature
could tug the arm that is meant
to lead her
but as she runs to greet me,
tiny legs pumping, mouth fallen open
in a lopsided grin
I understand the animal that is
allowed to believe, for a moment,
that she is the master.