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.


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.