Poem For Saturday


"For My Dog, Who Listens to All My Poems" by Cathy Smith Bowers appeared in The Atlantic in July/ August of 2002:

How entranced, each time, she sits there,
her eyes, I swear,
filling with tears
at her master's

inimitable brilliance. It's
clear to me what's
bounding through her
head: The greatest,

yet, of all the generations!
My husband says
she's just waiting
for her rations.