when's the last time you hugged a donkey's neck
i mean really nuzzled it up close
because i don't remember when it was or
if it ever happened in this long life of mine
but when she didn't know i was watching
i saw her lean in close and i noticed the softening
that spread across the landscape of her face and
seeped into her very bones and
i began to wonder if i had just missed out on
one of those experiences of a lifetime
p.s. No donkeys were harmed in the making of these pictures.
p.p.s. The donkey's name is Ted.