When a dog
(Vickie Schubert)

When a dog chases squirrels
He becomes chasing squirrels.
There is no concern about Buddha nature,
Only about being DOG.
It is the same when he goes for a walk.
Sniffing deeply of the messages left
By other dogs long gone,
A communication system
Far beyond human comprehension.
Or when he eats,
Nothing but him and food.
He also becomes rolling in animal poop,
Barking at the mailman and
Snuggling on the sofa at night.
There is no space between him
And his present moment.
He is breathe, chase, breathe, sniff,
Breathe, eat, breathe, roll,
Breathe, bark (multiple times)
Breathe, snuggle,
Breathe, sleep,

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