If I Were Human

If I were Human, I'd run non-stop like a clock,
A never ending wheel.

I would swim with the dolphins,
And float till there's no more water.

I would just love to rest in a meadow and feel the spongy
moss rubbing beside my ten toes.
Just listen to the grass sway for days,
If I could.

I'd watch the clouds and imagine mysterious creatures,
Watch them soar in perfect paradise.

If I were human I'd talk and everybody would listen to my adventures.
I'd be the one who never remained calm.

If I were human most of all I'd wonder,
Wonder way beyond the outside.

Being human would be nice,
But being dog is my life.

by Sarah Alitz

BARKS Poetry Contest winner