Dog Day dreams - A New Poem Inspired by a Daydreaming Dog and a Cool Cat / by Linda Eve Diamond

I photographed the couple in this poem separately, the dog by a Florida beach and the cat in a painted alley in Toronto. (I believe the dog has traveled to Toronto...) 


He's a wild dog
in love with a stone
smooth cat.

She's tender
as bricks, open
as a wall.

She's so cool, even
free-falling leaves
freeze around her.

She pays polite hellos
(and rude cat calls)
no attention at all.

Still, the dog dreams
of an autumn breeze
ruffling her fur...

Moving her to soften and turn
to pour herself toward him
with a rumbling purr…

Photos and Poem by Linda Eve Diamond

Photos and Poem by Linda Eve Diamond

Will she ever turn around? In a world where dogs ride hogs (and pigs fly, too), maybe anything is possible. I like to think so. :)  I hope you enjoyed this little dog, hog and cat dream. Happy daydreams, my friends!