Mary Oliver

How a Lot of Us Become

One day on the beach Ricky met a dog
just his size. Her name is Lucy,
and she is very pretty.
“Wow,” said Ricky.

Naturally, I met Lucy’s mother, Theresa,
at the same time.

It happens that Ricky’s full name is 
Ricky Ricardo, so how could Ricky and
Lucy not take to each other? In fact,
they became quite tight. It wasn’t
a good day of they didn’t see each

So how could Theresa and I not start
on that day to become friends?