The Guardian Dog

Tearing the sheet up

I bluster but do not carry through

lost in the park

not knowing what to do

In the distance

the dog lay

relaxing in the sun

wondering if I would stay

Getting up

picking up a sprig with leaves

sprinting toward me

appearing to be relieved

Nodding for me to follow him

using his whiskers as a guide

through the prolific spring blooms

it was not long till we arrived

Back to the park entrance

so happy to be safe

the dog dropped the stick in front of me

seeing the smile on my face

After a few games with the stick

the dog walked away

returning to his sunny spot

content with his good deed for the day

copyright 2023 Debbie Pierce


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