Companion and Protector.

He sat patiently waiting

The sheltered doorway

Accumulating autumn leaves


At times he gave the appearance

Of reading those leaves

While his master in his world


Leafed from page to page

Engaged in his world

Accumulating his thoughts


Giving the appearance

Of busying himself

While sheltered from the elements


Still he sits and waits

The Warrior

The Empathiser


The saviour at Black Dog time

Nudging in his leads direction

What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”


He just wants to play

His reward

A tasty treat


The bond, something

Between them they celebrate

Poet, Dog, Dog, Poet.

(c) Chris Black. October 2018

~The Poet’s Poet~

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