Tuesday, February 7, 2017


oh all right

she says,
plucking one politely
from the platter
but just the one, because
she really shouldn’t

the family dog
hair blonde and shimmering
pads over
wags it tail
lays its wet nose down on
the woman’s knee
and looks up into her eyes
hoping she too
can have just one, because
she’s a such good girl

the woman pats the dog
lightly on the head
and strokes her hair
but flattered, because
she thinks the attention
is for her

     --Tomi M. Tsunoda

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