lately when I’m talking to my dogs

lately when I’m talking to my dogs
my wife answers—
thirty-seven years of me doing this
and she’s still surprised that i can hold a conversation
with an english springer spaniel
thirty-seven years of psychic flow
and i am still surprised to find
she listens when I talk
i discuss this with my german shepherd
sophie says, it must be love
but you know, you love me more
i pet my dog and give her a hug
and whisper, yeah, not really, girl
and the wife says
not really what?
and i say
nothing

—Don Whittington

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