So praise be to dog
who pees on the carpet
chases the UPS truck
roots through garbage
and continually commits sins pardonable
at a speed so fast
that you’ll never catch her in the act.
Praise be to dog
who at the day’s end
lies at your feet
dreaming about deeds done
and yet to be done.
This, a creature that when it’s asleep
Is not a good dog, but rather, a very good dog.
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