A poem by alum Laura Van Prooyen (poetry, ’10) appears at Blackbird:

San Antonio Dogs

Dear Happiness: Tonight a trio of dogs
sat at the crosswalk waiting for the light to change.
Red. I stopped. They trotted across the street, two mottled mutts
and a Chihuahua whose legs spun like wheels to keep up.
Right across San Pedro and down the sidewalk,
their tails up, noses pointed toward purpose. Dear Happiness:
I never cared for dogs, but they’re everywhere here.

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