Michael Shepherd Dog Poems

! Three Persons And A Dog And Loyalty

I, you, he, she, it…
three distinct views of the world
(though perhaps not to the Creator?)
which seem so different. Which

0409 The Postman And The Dog, Or Plato's Fido

There has to be a reason:
dogs bite postmen.

It's not just that they jump up the sofa to the window

0204 Every Dog Will Have His Night

The prick of tears around the eye when reading poetry
is reassuring - that despite what happened
this morning, yesterday, in childhood,
in your last life, whatever -

0027 Dog And Man

Beside me as I sit here typing is a golden pool, of relaxation,
alertness, patience and trust, uniquely brought together