I want to live life like this -
bounding with effortless ease,
leaping forward fearlessly
with all four feet off the ground.
this little dog isn't wondering
how do I look?
do you like me?
am I good enough?
it's just focused on
that incredibly exciting thing ahead:
a squirrel, the dog next door,
the outstretched arms, the smiling face,
throwing itself forward with absolute confidence
to wriggle in ecstasy,
to bark, lick, chase, love, be.