Remember how I wrote about being picked for the O, Miami Poetry Festival? Well, I did my event and it went very well. We made the small dog tags out of metal and stamped “Just A Dog” on them. The O, Miami people gave me some Poo-try dog poop bags and some of their hand screen printed 2018 canvas tote bags to give to people that came up and read at the event. We had it at Tea & Poets in Sunset Place. We brought our dogs and so did others.
I wrote two pieces for the event.
A leash should not be necessary
Eye contact, body language, trust
These are the things to rely on
No prong collar ever resulted in a happy relationship
Countless hours of training
Not the selfless dog, but me, the attention craving human being
Have confidence in shining eyes
Pack beings by nature
No desire to part from one another
Once your hearts are intertwined
The second piece.
My ever smiling friend
Even whey you cry, your lips curve upward
The ghost of a grin
My confidence in you is like my confidence in no other
Although you may not catch me when I fall
You will be there when I land
To stare me in the eye
Until my guilty conscience gets the better of me