Love and Your Dog

Your dog does not know you by your name.
Neither does love when it finds you.
It's the timbre of your voice, your smell,
The fragrance of your breath and how you move.
What you give and how.

What else impresses your dog?

Your gait.
The kindness in your heart and hands.
Possibly, what you eat.

Your dog loves you as stripped-down animal you,
And you love that--
Or you'd have a cat.

Loved dogs walk with nobility.
They have no concern for their size.
They feel the beat of the universe
Pulsing inside them.

In fact, they are the universe.

It goes like that with love, too.