Car Rides Empty Of Dog

No more car rides with my dog
Back seat is empty where she once lie
No dog looking out window
Or raising snout for a quick whiff
When window was down
Dog cover is still on
Still has scent and fur upon it
Ever so often strand of fur flies to front seat
I look in rear mirror to see if she is there
But, no dog lies in back seat anymore

Flea and Dog Letter

I have come to write my thank you, to you, oh dog.
In your dense thick fur I have made my home.
I am small enough to enjoy the whole vastness of the fur.
Your fur is jungle as I navigate from one end to another
As I try to escape your paws from scratching your fur.
I will not leave now as your fur is nice and warm.
I am digging in with my all my legs and unpacked my stuff.
I thank you again for the new home and giving you the bite of a flea.

— From Flea

Dearest Flea, I received your short letter.
I am unhappy you made me your home and I don’t want you in my fur.
You make me itchy making me scratch my fur constantly.
I want you find another dog to bother and not me.
You are so small I have hard time trying to reach you.
I have tried everything on my own to get rid of your annoyingness.
But, now I have whined and showed my owner I need help.
They have found something to get rid you.
So, enjoy your brief stay until the flea and tick solution kicks in.
For I will be glad when you die and fall out of my fur.

— From Dog

Take Into Air

To take into the air my quiet breath;
That with music loud and long,
Lift my eyes from the Earth,
My heart leaps up when I behold
Nothing in the world is single;
Such songs have power to quiet
And like a tide, you have flowned into me.

Poems I used:
Ode to a Nightingale – John Keats<!–
Kuala Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A Prayer – Max Ehrmann
My Heart Leaps Up – William Wordsworth
Love’s Philosphy – Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Day Is Done – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Fulfillment – Author Unknown