Dog Meet

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – The Tuesday Platform  (posted by Sanaa)
“Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. I have been thinking a lot about the world lately, and how hatred and indifference seem to have spread its wings. The other day, there was a girl whom I passed by on the street, who looked forlorn and down in the dumps. I flashed her a smile and felt a sense of contentment as her face lit up. The world needs love and kindness and we should try to contribute in whichever way that we can.

If you have any thoughts to share, ideas you wish to release into the wild or a world view to express, then you have come to the right place. Please share a poem of your choice and enjoy the company of your fellow scribes.”

Have you ever walked along
with two dogs in tow, then–
oh no! You spot another dog-
walker across the street.
Feet planted, dogs size
each other up. A furious
barking exchange ranges
from low growl to high-
pitched yip. Most times,
dogs are curious about
others–smaller, larger,
purebred, or mix. If allowed
to meet and greet, quiet
ensues as the dogs all sniff
each other. Some may crouch
in a play stance, willing
to take a chance on a new
friend–are you?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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