Welcome back to Member Monday. You deserve a little more poetry in your life and Writers Forum Treasurer Jennifer Levens is here to give you your daily dose. Welcome, Jennifer.
by Jennifer Levens
I walk the dog in the early morning, the sun barely risen
And it catches me low on the back and makes me fifteen feet tall
And so slender that I wish I could stay that way, thin and shapely an
Almost girlish in figure, lithe and agile striding along with dog in tow.
I go for a walk in the early morning, the sun barely risen
And it catches me on the hill as I walk into it and I can not
See behind me, so I miss the tall long slender person who is following me;
And the dog walks in front of me, sniffing here and there
For messages from his fellow dogs, unconcerned that his walking partner
Is longing for a younger slimmer self to match her thoughts and feelings as
She breathes the morning air and pictures herself loping with the dog over field and stream.