Humor Literary Fiction poem dog pets

Lilly

By Jude-Marie Green
Jan 15, 2021 · 100 words · 1 minute

Photo by Alejo Pugliese via Unsplash.

From the author: Lilly is an emotional support dog, a German Shepherd of about 3 years, in our home since the end of July. She doesn't bark, is perfectly house-trained, and is frequently more cat than dog.


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Just a little doggerel, a poem, an ode (actually probably none of these, I'm not up on poemics) about the dog in my house.

DRAWING LILLY

If I could draw that dog I'd

limn her sweet and straight,

Eyes waiting always waiting

For a scritch or a pat or a

GOOD DOG

Pyramid ears while playing

Purse ears relaxing

Right paw on my arm, making contact

Be with me, see me, I'm a

GOOD GIRL

Shed hair on every surface

Wafting through the air

I'm sneezing and she's shaking out

Flechettes of fur everywhere and 

Because it's Lilly, it's

GOOD


1 Comment
  • Jude-Marie Green
    January 15, 7:53pm

    The photo above is not Lilly. I thought of adding a true picture of her but I worried about her privacy.

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