relay dog


She scoops a stick, bounds forward
tail arcing excitement overhead
as she snuffles, drops stick

for twig, flips it upward
twists to catch, turning
her head as she lurches forward

drops it to sniff and grab
a chunk of log, carries it aloft
despite its bulk, pauses

to place it groundward, one paw
holding it firm, the other
her; catches sight

of a fully dressed branch, leaves
the log for this new delight
crossing the threshold of home
head held high, eyes alight.


2 thoughts on “relay dog

Leave a Reply to philipparees Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s