every face today has a smile
eye contact and a
“today is my birthday,” he
says. “I’m 24.” I can hear
It in his voice – he is
grateful to be alive.
each year gets more precious
This dog named Ranger, who reminds me of Venus, both black labs, both friendly. One has passed on. Ranger is
panting happily, here and now.
All with a meet and greet – and just now I loOk up and deeply into a woman’s eyes.
Hello! We say It at the same time. Her visor is a good idea. I replace my sunglasses and see more dogs.
They are as happy as I for California rain and shine.
Two more dogs go by, and soon I’m back to my work.
The women who pass me say,
“Recess is sacred”
I add: thank you for sharing your dogs 🐶