Poem: Let Us Count The Ways

By Phyllis Sanchez Gussler, February 2018
Photo: Murray by BullCityDogs

Photo: Murray by BullCityDogs

When Spike woos Sweet Pea
how he cavorts and barks!
How extravagant his agonies,
how magnificent his moans.
Shameless, he howls; frenzied,
he flops. His snaggleteeth snap;
his bleary eyes bulge.
Come, he cries, Come
clinch my warty muzzle,
Come gnaw my gnarled ear.
Look at me!
Come sink your teeth,
my bully, my beauty,
into my boundless imperfections.

Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 92: Winter 2017