Is my dog a flat earther?
Published 12:29 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Do you think my dog looks at the horizon
And thinks to herself: that right there is the end of it all
I can chase balls and frisbees off the side of this planet,
Over the edge and fall into the abyss.
The world is flat.
Or, do you think that deep down she knows? In the
Way ducks know where to fly home
For the winter and groups of butterflies
Circle around and flock to the place a mountain
Used to be thousands of years ago.
Does my dog just know? Does she simply
Deep down understand that our planet will always meet back around. That land
Kisses land and that its all together
But, either way, she follows me, out
Into different fields and on new walks and out into
A million parks and a million places where maybe the world
Could just stop. We call dogs
Brave and we call dogs true, and heroes
And fools and the only good thing humanity ever
Befriended, because I think, that in many
Ways, humans cannot imagine that much trust
Without preamble, love without
Any hesitation, following without that
Anxiety that always comes with brain space.
We need confirmation that the world
Is round in order to follow each other.