THE PANTING DOG

The panting dog sits at my feet

It’s tail a wagging, begging a treat

No I say, you sniff like crazy and eat my flowers

Last night you tried sneaking into my shower

You whine all day and snore all night

You hog the heater causing family fights

With no thoughts for others you dribble and drool

You run through the house knocking over chairs and stools

Stop looking at me you hairy mutt

Your sad droopy eyes are driving me nuts

Dreadful it is when you start to howl

But how can I stop that tedious yowl

A drink of water, a bone perhaps

My this dog is clever setting his trap

He starts up the barking, what else can I do

Give in to him… and tomorrow start anew

Writer searching for my big break

Writer searching for my big break