ODDITY OUR CANINE LADY
I kissed good night to my cocker spaniel,
Our black and white lady with shiny long hair.
I caressed her soft long ears in her stately chair.
Carved, teak legs curved upward around her throne
And swept around a shell shaped back where prone
On top, sat that fat cat and nemesis,
‘Scrambles’ on button crimped upholstery.
‘Oddity’ feigned a slumbered doze
With watchful eyes, thoughtful ears and flaring nose.
Peace would end when I arose.