Ball and All

i want a dog day
a day like no other day
just balls and giggles

where happiness rests
on my dream-perfect world,
doggie ball heaven

i want this child
whose “We Will Rock You” anthem
shaped her childhood

to break glass ceilings
and climb every last ladder
to achieve her dreams

i want these clouds gone
this highway empty of streaks
a new tomorrow

i want a dog day
a plop-into-a-lap day
with nothing but hope