Little Dog

This little dog is my teacher.
I love the dusty footprints
he brings to sheets and pillows.
I love the fur, the scent
of unwashed presence.
I love the way he runs in his sleep
and yelps at dream hounds.
It reminds me of people
who think they are awake.
I love his disobedience.
Through loving him
I learn how the Divine
loves me...