02 January 2009

Member Of The Pack

that manic defence of a
boot you stole from the
rack imparts significance
in your canine hierarchy

to be feared for your
doggedness earns more
kudos than a salutary pat –
keeps lesser dogs at bay

but the boot's abandoned
in a heartbeat when “walkies”
rings and your sheer relief
barks hysterically

it goes without saying –
limits to the fun to be had
alone are repaid gratefully
as a member of the pack
© 3 September 2008, I. D. Carswell