30 Days of Handwritten Verse, day 24.
Our dog has an intense desire to chase what she’s not likely to catch. Sometimes I mistakenly characterize her near futile pursuits as pointless. But that’s mostly because I miss her point.

Sure, she’d love to capture that squirrel or rabbit, but what really awakens her sense of thrill is the chase itself.

And past the moment of failing to acquire her target, once a new target can be seen or heard or smelled, I don’t think the old one haunts her at all anymore.

Sometimes I’m jealous of that.