Dogs And Men

Chatting with a neighbor –

learned his entertainment

was overhearing me talk

to Knox on our daily walks.

Said it reminded him of

the way his wife talks to him,

especially when he strays 

from the path she thinks

he should walk. I said

I hoped he and Knox were grateful

for our thoughtful guidance.

He and Knox looked at each other.

 I swear they winked.



With Each Step

On a walk between rain showers

gravel crunches,

thoughts whisper,

crows call.

With each step

whispering thoughts

grow softer


only the crunch of gravel

  and the call of crows remain.