Season of The Cane Toad: 2020

I’m sanitising the  sideboard where I lay my paper down I’m bleaching the steps at the front and back doors I’ve got bottles of disinfectant ready for murder, if I must I’m keeping a squeaky clean house because it’s the Season of the Cane Toad…

Ogdoad

In the Pythagorean landscape The dog dug up the lettuce Scattering soil over the terracotta tiles Nothing so mystical to be unattainable And yet still so mighty to be venerable Protected from the rain My spider’s web caught each drop and rerouted it. By undoing…

Karenhappuck

    She was thirteen, I was six We’d gotten her through an infection Still the days of putting your dog out the front door To patrol the streets nightly She’d jump the fence anyway Still the days of no vets Unless the beast somehow…

Betty Boop, One-Dog Pup Troop -Prompt 6

  This dog won’t leave me alone Typing one-handed as she begs me for a bone. Or attention, whichever works for me.   This little monster is so excited Just to be here She’s so happy to have been invited! She climbs up on my…

Waiting

I’ve been like an obedient dog Waiting for attention Begging for affection throw me a little treat And I’ll rub your feet Come and go as you wish and when you come back You will find your favorite dish Loving you Endlessly Obediently There’s something…

hour 11 poem

telling me the Time to go out for a walk ordering me about to play i learn to play with a ball telling me the time without knowing it to get up early in the morning letting me know he loves me without words telling…

My Frenemy

Neighbor’s mischief monster is at it again Big wet nose on my lap Muddy paws on my toes Must move soon or i’ll be trapped I cannot bear the thought His breath on my face; so smelly and hot The drool on my skin His…

#11

Most of my day is spent on couches and beds under blankets, or on cushions, asleep, as I am a senior aged thirteen. I love to play and run around but I get tired twice as quickly though I still run fairly fast. Sometimes I…