Thursday, August 2, 2012

Blog Flash 2012, August 2: A Furry Friend



Val in a stand-off with Sam and Joe, with her Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Executive Assistant, Bodhi.  Named for Bodhidharma, the Indian monk who taught physical and mental discipline to the Shaolin.

She floats light on her feet, centered and soft,
Eyes everywhere and nowhere, breathing smooth
As honed steel. Bodhi sits near her right heel,
Ears perked and swiveling, nostrils twitching.
Joe pulls the fleece from his lap, exposing
The ten-inch barrel of his chrome magnum.
Sam’s mouth is wide open, his eyes half shut.
The camels shrug humps and go back to sleep.
Joe rubs his chin. “I’ve seen this one before,”
He says. “But the other guy had a sword.”


From "Cathartes Aura on the Road from Nowhere", Chapter Four, Verse One.