Gary Barwin is a writer, composer and performer who lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His most recent book is frogments from the pool (with derek beaulieu, Mercury Press). He can be found at garybarwin.com and at serifofnottingham.blogspot.com.
When I am dying, it would be comforting to
be told that I had been the human equivalent of a good dog. Loving,
compassionate, faithful, understanding, dignified, but also goofy, curious,
fun, protective, a friend. Let’s leave out obedience.more »