“Gratitude with Dogs Under Stars” | Des Moines Register (2021)

 

Gratitude with Dogs Under Stars
Ames, IA (42.034534, -93.620369)
     bless this night.     bless
           the small bladders of dogs
               urgent under moonlight.

Marquart, Debra.  “Gratitude with Dogs Under Stars.” Des Moines Register. Iowa Poet Laureate poem to commemorate Iowa’s 175th Anniversary. 23 Dec. 2021. [link]