Friday 29 April 2022

Non-Shed Varieties- Poetry Prompt


I mentioned earlier in the week that it's an idea to jot down likely opening lines/titles that land on your shoulder with a view to developing them later... Here is one of those  and a pic of Miss Molly, one of Rover's offspring...

Dog Hair Will Travel

It's the rave to buy cross-breed dogs these days.

I don't mean the mongrel variety begot by roving Rover

from the other side of the street

who courts every bitch in heat on the block,

But designer hybrids- the non shed type-


Like the Noble Spruce that doesn’t

drop its needles before reaching home

and shed non-stop all the way to Christmas

causing the robot vacuum to clog up

and domestic violence to soar.


My friend’s just bought a hypoallergenic dog

not a Pitsky or a Morky but a Newfypoo

I could tell her from anecdotal evidence

that it doesn’t always work,

that there's really no such thing as a non-shedding dog,

That the Newfy compulsion to shed in Spring and Fall gene 

often prevails,

that she may live to regret her hybrid model

and rue the day 

she didn’t just buy a poodle.

Copyright 2022 Cathy Leonard All rights reserved

1 comment:

  1. Love how you use words!! "Hybrid model" is my favourite!!