Fetching a Nail

“To a Man with a Hammer
Everything Looks Like a Nail”
was the title of a tv show
I watched the other day.
That title stuck with me,
carrying it around in my head
like the proverbial hammer.
To a man with an artist brush,
does everything look like a painting?
Or a dog walker with a leash,
does everyone look like a pooch?
Or a preacher with a bible,
is everything a sermon?
I have a dog that drops his ball
at my feet and wags his tail
for me to throw it.
When he can’t find his ball
he’ll bring me a pine cone
and if he can’t find a pine cone
he’ll bring me a stick.
So to him everything looks like a game of fetch.
He doesn’t need a hammer to see nails.

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