This is a portrait of Zsu Zsi, a bulldog who owns my friend Jackie. A labor of love and friendship, and worth every moment of it. She reclines in the valley, Terwilliger Dog Park, to be exact. Like Cleopatra, she watches her kingdom by the banks of a slowly meandering river.
Mixed Media on Canvas
I lay beneath the sighing stars
And the leafy whispers of the wood
Animal rustlings and watery sounds
Drawing me from a river of dreams
To rest upon the earthy shore
My heart beats so slow
My breath comes so low
Is the world changed in sleep, or me?
I rise and move, I move
Into the soft soft night