Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ridgeback Being and Time

Some time ago when I was
Feeling weak with a damaged
Arm and my Ridgeback
Girls were willful and strong
I thought about a time
When one of them would age
And be gone and I might . . .

I wasn’t sure what I might,
But thought small – a smaller
Ridgeback existence – learning
Small ones existed in Oregon.
I told my son who in a burst of
Essential sonness promised
To drive however far I wished.

Since then my girls have grown
More considerate and I have
Strengthened my arm and my son
Has lost his Jeep and now drives
An old Toyota with a weak battery
Or bad alternator or something else
Electrical and stays mostly at home.

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