apropos all shelter sessions & smiles, present, past & future...happened upon this while reading W.S. MerwinDOGSMany times lonelinessis someone elsean absencethen when loneliness is no longersomeone else many timesit is someone else's dogthat you are keepingthen when the dog disappearsand the dog's absenceyou are alone at lastand loneliness many timesis yourselfthat absencebut at last it may bethat you are your own doghungry on the waythe one sound climbing a mountainhigher than timeW.S. Merwin
This is a beautiful poem, Alexandra. Thank you for sharing it.
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