This month's Poetry Peeps challenge was one that spoke to me.
Because my dog speaks to me.*
The poetry challenge is to write in the style of Jane Yolen's eight line, rhyming poem, "What the Bear Knows", a poem written to celebrate her 400th book, Bear Outside.
I love me a good challenge.
And nothing is more challenging than our little dog, Smidgey.
(Just kidding, she's actually a delight.)
|Are you talking about me?|
What the Smidgey Knows
Food in a bowl.
Smushed for old lady teeth.
A nest of hairy blankets.
Oversized pillow underneath.
The length of the leash,
so many smells to sniff.
Scrubbed in the tub,
when people catch a whiff.
©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.
*did I mention I am a fledgling empty nester?
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