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Devotion and a Bichon Named Norman

chasing the sun  
to be the first in line  
for the new day;  
Iím an overeager schoolgirl  
sitting on the couch  
three full hours
before my date arrives,  
trying not to wrinkle  
my new dress  

except...  
I refuse to wait for anyone †
and I donít wear dresses  

***  

my soulmate is a Bichon  
named Norman,  
because who doesnít †
want a man †
who throws his head back  
and howls at the moon  
until you finally return †
from taking out the trash?  

devotion is a slippery slope  
when fresh water †
and absentminded †
pats on the head †
feel like more †
than you deserve  

Iíd set him straight,  
but Iím still learning this  
for myself  

***  

I have no idea where †
any of this is going,  
my grip is slipping †
from the safety rails;  
I once set out  
with matches in my pocket,  
not realizing my mistake;  
Iím not the only one  
with a penchant †
for setting fires -  
the world was already ablaze  
and Iím just a frog in a pot,  
thinking itís another warm day  
in the swamp †
LunaGreyhawk
Written by LunaGreyhawk
Published
Author's Note
Iíve been waking up in that odd 4am space again, where itís too close to sunrise to be night and too close to midnight to be morning.

Image is a painting my son created, used with his permission.
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