|Lizzie's Ode to Dogwood|
Lizzie, my border terrier, has such a beautiful nose smudging script. Her “Ode to Dogwoods” in the photo above was written on the front window of my Subaru Outback. I am assuming that she wrote the tribute to the white dogwood tree, the one that was planted in our backyard, when she was just a puppy.
|The Dogwood in Our Backyard|
That tree, as you can see, blocks the view of garbage cans that could otherwise be spotted from the kitchen window. (Well that’s my view, not hers.)
Ode to Dogwoods
Window text messages
Are like dogwood petals.
Transitory in nature.
Cool spring temperatures
Allow dogs to go for rides
And wait in cars for their owners to buy
Dog text messages
Sprout on windows,
Gleaming in the morning sun.
Dogwood petals float to the ground,
While the moist nose messages of dogs disappear
Behind paper towels
On the winds of human irritation.
Next year the “Ode to Dogwoods” will look like
White Dogteeth on the window
I will bite
|Lizzie, Contemplating Next Year's Ode|