My Dog and I

It is bath time for the dog

he looks at me

like he knows the word bath

really it’s a shower

but I call it bath

he lets me take him in my arms

and placed in the tub

I spray him with water

rub him vigorously with suds

between the toes (especially between his toes)

and all over

I still remember a time when someone

showered me

dried my skin

and put ringlets in my hair

My Dog and I

Abide

Woke to silver crystals on the ground

grass crinkles under my shoes

I slept under a heavy weight

with the dog on my bed

last night a beaver moon with an eclipse

did not keep us awake

we slept hard

trusting

only to abide

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dVerse prompt to use the word abide.  Yes, the dude abides.

Abide