i love the sound of a body,
any kind of body,
entering the pond~
Yes, especially a dog.
i love the leaping plunge of all fours,
the giving over of earthly paws to the weightlessness of water.
When summer winds down and children return to school,
the dogs frequent the pond,
accompanied by a two-legged friend,
but sometimes on their own.
when an old Bassett Hound and a Shepard Mutt
crashed the gates to this member-only swimming hole,
taking turns dipping
and alternately shaking off
which they did next to me & my blanket–
as if they wouldn’t know they were dry
unless someone else
South Pond, September 26, 2010