Noble Dog

Oh dog,

so noble,

out there eating

your own poop

outwitted by cat and bird and squirrel

Oh dog,

so valiant,

frightened by

your shadow, the cat, and thunder

Oh dog,

so hungry,

eating a box of tissues,

most of a couch cushion

and my cell phone

Oh dog,

so sweet,

still a lap dog

at 80 pounds,

licking my face adoringly,

I wouldn’t want you any other way.

(except maybe for the poop eating part)

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My dog barks
and I know not why
does that mean it’s for no reason?
No
Like all the mysteries of life
it’s simply something
I don’t understand

 

For NaPoWriMo – 30 Poems/30Days

Otis

Occasionally Otis smells bad
and at times he is rude in public.
He can be messy, oh yes…
 
But he never
holds a grudge.
He is honest, guileless
and kind
faithful and
filled with faith
in me.
He is brave and funny,
a born optimist.
 
My dog is a better person
than any of us.

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-Photo by Mary Bach