Posted tagged ‘Don’t worry about learning new tricks’

“This Old Dog” Friday Flash 55

July 27, 2012


This Old Dog

Old dog, blinding,
(nose to ground)
still slowly leads our way.

Forget about new tricks — let us just
keep up our old–speak,
roll over,
(only) play dead, and
always, always,

And when we face some harsher
heel, let us not need
to beg for mercy, but
lie down softly,
good girl, good boy.



It’s Friday – hurrah!  And my dog, Pearl , is 17 going on 18!  (I think – my memory’s not so good these days.)

I post the above 55 word poem for the wonderful indefatigable G-Man.  Go tell him!  (Especially since I’m late!)