On A Leash

Often you can hardly tell
It’s quite long, and extends as
You go. Almost unnoticeable until
The jerk and tightening at the
Throat. Having a dog is not all
About cleaning smelly bits.
Hold your nose, grip the leash,
And learn your frikkin limits.

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Emoticon Moment

The dog’s crunching her lunch
The girl’s singing in the bath
I see my toes over the laptop
Purple, with shiny bits, thanks
To the efforts of the daughter
The doorbell rings – she’s
Forgotten her keys. A day
Of ease.