Keeping the Flame alive. Hand holding a lit candle.
Haley is Bull Terrier, by Dustin Hyman. Poem.


Dustin Hyman

Words on Photo

"If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive."  -Barry Lopez

Text from photo above:




If I owned a Lab, 

it would be leaning

outside the passenger window,

beaming joy into the world.

But Haley is a Pit. 

The center console, her only safe space, 

is puddled with drool,

and she's shaking like a hobo

on the wagon.

Later, in Motel-6, she will relax. 

The ice bucket will be full of water 

and the television's glowing light 

will play our favorite show: Naked & Afraid.