Socks

The dog who loves socks

The dog who takes them out of laundry baskets

And tossed off shoes

The dog who

Usually wears white ones given by nature

today,

They chose black socks

Also made by nature.

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Valentines

The littlest greenest lizard

Clutched the tiniest rosebud

Perhaps for the small ant inside

But I do not know why,

But does it matter?

All I saw was Love

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Black

A butterfly with wings of shining ebony

Flittered down beside

A collie with fur of shining ebony

Sun glinted of nature’s beauty

Reminding us all

To give thanks

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Safety

The tiny toad sought safety from the noonday sun,

And from the dogs who chase toads…

But

Safety is not to be found

Under the favorite toy of the collie.

Surprise!

…..

Just because something provides shade

Or protection from rain,

Doesn’t make it safe.

……

Find safety in community

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Smile

The tiny dog

With butterfly ears

Danced at the end of his leash…

And the whole world smiled.

…….

No. Really.

It did!

Don’t miss those moments of pure joy,

They may be tiny,

But so are mustard seeds.

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Flight Patterns

The body of the earth

Holds the bodies of our ancestors

As our wings

Like those of angels

Give us flight.

We are called to shine,

To be soft and brave,

And to trust.

Fly free in the direction of your dreams.

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Shop dog

The shop dog curled into a tight ball

Looked pleading at the tall thin man

For escape, relief, or salvation.

….

The store was filled

A sale was on

Shoppers filled the formally peaceful place,

A salvation for the proprietor….

……

The tall thin man produced a long thin leash

And the shop dog was saved too.

….

We all need rescue

We all deserve salvation

It just looks different depending on who we are

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