Scent

She sat on the box and looked at me through the fringes of her bangs,

Teaching me more than I had expected.

.

Today

I learned

The the moon has a smell,

But the air scrubbers on Apollo’s Lunar module’s cabin

Cleared it out before the astronauts got home,

Like scent of firecrackers… I guess you had to be there.

Others tried to sniff the rocks those brave men carried back but to no avail.

No one has ever smelled the moon except those brave astronauts.

Still, I’d bet a fine canine could get a whiff

if someone cast a pebble in their direction…

And they had an alert handler who could read the wind.

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Big new bed

The bed was too big

And the pup was sooo small

And the other dogs were no where at all!

A small howl was howled

And a squeak of a bark,

When from down the hall

Another barked barked

And several humans all cautioned shush,

No speaking,

Be quiet

And hush.

But sometimes when we’re scared

we have to call out

To know we’re not alone

In a big bed in the dark.

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Peace

A trinity of doves

Swooped and swirled across my path

Bright white against the blue of infinity

Without dogma or creed

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Great Full

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Anticipation

The poodle dashes to the door,

The rest follow in a parade of anticipation.

Oh welcome All with Thanksgiving.

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Welcome

The littlest of us came home for the holidays,

Singing Her special songs of Love

Go home (if not in body, I your heart)

Give thanks.

No matter how small,

Give thanks for it all.

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Crossroads

The sidewalk was filled

A crossroads of possibilities

Ready to take flight.

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