POEM: down dog

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down dog

introducing his song
Everybody Has The Blues
James Taylor says of his dog:
“Man’s best friend?
I’d like to think not.”
which for me
raises the question
of what or whom
JT had in mind
maybe it’s enough
to support one’s own weight
to let the spine
the arms the legs
carry around this
bag of colors
without feeling the need
to search for someone
who knows how to mix them together

2 June 2013
Auburn AL

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I’m writing a poem a day in 2013. During June, each day’s poem will be inspired by a photo of writer Arielle Brousse doing yoga. I’ve been a fan of her writing for years. These days, Arielle curates The Sensible Nonsense Project, a collection of writing about people’s favorite childhood books. Thank you to Arielle for allowing me to use the photos, and for all the entertaining and inspiring writing she’s done over the years.

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