I took Angus for a walk this morning…it seemed only fitting
Angus is our neighbor’s dog whom we happen to be sitting.
We walked early before the sunrise while all the lights were low
Angus has Arthritis in his back leg…so we walked a little slow.
The block of houses next to us…we walked one time around
and as we walked I wondered what it’s like from his perspective on the ground.
Since it’s impractical for me to walk on all fours I thought this morning we could share…
Angus’s view from on the ground…and mine from in the air.
Angus paused after we stepped outside…I asked if he was in any pain
He wasn’t…he just stopped to smell…the earth after a rain.
With no one else around this early I told him this moment ours
and as he introduced me to a million bushes I countered with a million stars.
When he would stop to smell or listen…I’d stop to smell and listen too
and as he guided me into grass and shrubs we both were sprinkled with morning dew.
It was a short walk, Angus was limping, we didn’t go as far as we usually do
but he was just as excited walking on his three legs as I was on my two…
Because we found there is a serenity walking in the morning..a peacefulness we reap
as we tiptoe through the darkness while the night is still asleep.
Copyright © Jim Yerman | Year Posted 2019
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