New Tricks

Me & Tucker, the dog who taught me…
New Tricks

I wonder why
  I keep forgetting:
   Old dogs can learn
     New tricks. 
You’re not a shoe
  Glunked in a puddle
    Of squishy mud. 
You’re like a kite
  Capable of rising
    High into the sky.
Your dog showed you 
  How it works: 
    That time when he was 7 –
      almost 50 in dog years! –
He could sit still and 
  	 Let you comb his hair. 
It’s the anticipating 
   Of the treat, 
     The little joy that emerges
If you just push through. 

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