This morning I found a stone path under my own back yard.
A dinosaur spine hidden just below the dirt, waiting for me
Lomi the dog is ranging the gully
alive to the moment
he helps me slow down and just be
I channeled my dad and had to work the rock a bit
scraping away the first layer of sticks and dead weeds
seeing a staircase under the soil to the gully bottom
knowing that I will make these steps appear
if I just give myself the time
Lomi limps up the hill peeing and grinning.
We're both old dogs
lots of juice left
aware that time is a trick
waiting in the morning mist
pee scrape stone from the earth