Litkicks Message Board Archive

fetch

Posted to Action Poetry




bouncing Labrador
and the perpetual ball
diving into waves
boundless want for chase
renewed by heave of owner's hand
inspiring the race

a smaller Jack Terrier
for every throw, a blur of legs
working doubletime
to fetch the prize,
yet like a clever raven
he must trail from behind,
hop along

until the vacant moment
Labrador was shaking
salt of sea
from his black, wet coat,
a nab, clandestine fashion
stole the furry trophy
to be buried in the sand

satisfaction keeping
better than a bone