Each day I Kiss
Beneath which he is interred.
In some measure it is a symbolic
Wish that I could Kiss
His furry head.
In another way,
It is to thank
the Great Cosmos for this most
Wondrous and Precious gift,
This life we shared,
Human brain can get lost in its own voluminous, excessive size.
When a dog barks and you yell “Stop barking! Quiet!”, dog hears “Yeah! Let’s bark! Let’s bark together!”, and dog barks more.
Don’t let your brain do your thinking for you.
Unfortunately, it is vastly over-qualified, and has difficulty with some of the simplest thought and reason.
Perhaps there should be Nobel Prizes for non-humans.
In the park, people walking dogs are met with smiles, greetings, “Hello”s in soft, charming tones.
People meeting people without dogs are silent, averting their gaze, heads down, staring blankly forward.
If we could all go around with a dog at our knee, we’d be greeted with smiles and courtesies always.
Perhaps every member of the United Nations should be required to bring their dog to every meeting of the Council.
I think if everyone on the planet walked about with a dog in tow, we’d have a world of sweet “Well Hello There”s.
Perhaps we could, indeed, achieve world peace.
Now you have fallen motionless, and will walk with me no more.
Yet around me, our world is still full and moving.
Birds fly and sing, clouds pass by, rivers flow.
Our time together on the green globe is arrested, but in my heart and mind I see you,
I hear you,
I reach out for you.
Let’s walk on,
As if nothing has changed.
People are afraid of everything.
Afraid of the heat, the sun.
Afraid of cold, afraid of snow, afraid of the dark.
Perhaps what they should really fear is the fact that they are
Missing out on everything,
Locked in their
Big People Houses.
Come out. Let’s walk!
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