My good friend, John, at Don't Unplug Your Hub, has found himself a new friend named Mia. Mia has quite a personality! But this picture he posted on Facebook, and which I have shamelessly stolen for my use, shows her in a pensive pose.
It immediately made me think of the German Shepherd we once had, named Charlotte. She also liked to stare out the window, and that John has the same curtains I had in my living room, making the time-warp even more strange!
Here's the next piece of the story. In January of 1975, I set a goal of writing one poem every day of that month. (This was before we had a baby to care for. Read... I had some free time.)
I sketched Charlotte, and wrote a poem about her.
Sweet Charlotte, what do you see?
When you look out the window
Are you only catching slow flies,
Or do you dream of worlds that are free?
January 14, 1975
Wow, that was 39 years and 3 days, and 5 dogs ago.
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