Wednesday, August 26, 2009


With apologies and acknowledgement to

You know when the cellphone rings with “his” special ring
And you drag yourself off the couch
From watching the Twins game
To answer it.
And he says
“Have you looked out the window?”
“There’s the most beautiful sunset”

That he is truly the best man on the face of the earth.

So I put on my shoes and walk down the driveway

Even with all the trees
The blazing orange shines through
Gus the dog cannot believe his good fortune
And takes off down the road.

Part of the way down the hill
I realize that the corn is way too tall
To get a good look
Gus looks back over his shoulder
We both survey the majesty
Through the corn tassels.

We walk back to the house
And know that he will laugh
When I tell him that
Both of us
Had to pee on the way home.

1 comment:

  1. I saw that sunset. It was beautiful. Keep writing!