Longing comes with the light,
and sometimes leaves with it.
That’s how it goes when
But a quivering dog needs a soft gaze
to make it real.
gentle with your eyes
and any movement-
this pup can’t take a stare
or a jumping out of your seat to say hello.
Fill a small dish by the door and,
when its brown eyes and cracked nose part
the hillside grasses, sit visibly
but out of the way.
This little one is hungry.
More than that, though,