from My Pooch Face
Know that joy is rarer, more beautiful and more difficult than sadness. Once you make this all important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.
Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You do not quit when you’re tired – you quit when the gorilla is tired.
“When dogs dream they travel between this world and the other world;
when dogs dream they visit the before life and they visit the afterlife.”
~ Denis Johnson from Tree of Smoke
(photo by JES)
When first approached, their
tails gently thump thump thump
yet I have watched these hounds
shred deer to bone licked
clean by ferocious tongues.
Sleeping, they seem no more
than lanky pups, glittering
canines concealed, but virile musk
urges them awake, famished,
no longer kenneled in dreams.
Thank you to the editors of California Quarterly for first publishing “Hounds.”