Featured at Rattle Poetry Podcast on April 3, 2022 (at 1:49)
Aspen is my favorite opera singer;
barking at the postman, every day.
Chasing after chipmunks, like a rocket.
Digging my garden, like mining diamonds,
excessively and tirelessly. Aspen is my best
friend. Faithful and honorable; cheerful and
grateful; curious and patient. Funny and
hilarious. Like Chaplin. Intelligent and
insightful. Aspen is a genius. What a
joy to live with Aspen. Aspen is a
kick-ass dog. Aspen has the best life. A new
leash on life; a new light in my life. What a
miracle that Aspen decided to live with me.
Napping all day; dreaming of long walks.
Obedient, but thinking out of the box. Wild and
precious life – Aspen reminds me of this
quote on The Summer Day. Restless,
relentless, and resilient. Aspen is my
sweet baby. Aspen is the definition of love.
Thoughtful and wise, like grandma. Aspen has
unique markings, she looks like a cow. Aspen is more
virtuous than people. If all humans behave like Aspen,
we will have no war, no homophobia, no
xenophobia, no Facebook. Year after
year, we will only have a peaceful and
zestful life; enjoying the little things, like Aspen.