My Religious Lab

I said to my dog, “You’ve had a nice day.
You went for a walk, a run and a swim.”
He got all excited because he thought
those were things yet to do today with him.
My dog doesn’t live in the past
and if I said, “Tomorrow,” he
would look at me sideways fast.
Not in the past and not in the future,
my dog is grounded in the mindful now
and that must make him a Buddhist, somehow.

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