Dog Daze – 5

E  A 2- Fixed AI’m trying to make friends with Amber and she’s seems open to the idea. We were discussing our trips to the vet yesterday, and my grandparents rat hunting skills. She’s been trying to help me understand Swedish politics. I wrote this poem for her today.

It’s as simple as that
said the much learned cat.
She had quite a fine coat
and refused to hunt rats.
We talked about doctors
and trips to the vet.
I’ve had my first shots
but they’re not yet the last yet.
What about the Iron Curtain?
I asked her today.
Will it ever come down
so we’re able to play?
I suppose that it might
if that’s what we want
but until that day comes
We’ll live with detente.


About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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6 Responses to Dog Daze – 5

  1. Have you tried bringing them together in a controlled way? one person holds the dog, another the cat, front paws held back and let them ‘kiss’ – the touch usually breaks any tension between them.
    Not an animal whisperer in singapore

  2. Gyslaine L. says:

    🙂 let time to time

  3. Cyn Harris says:

    Ellie is a wonderful poet.

  4. I think Amber’s nose is way up in the air. It’s going to take a while.

  5. archecotech says:

    Love it, also see that you’ve figured out my improvements to “Life in Russia”. Will be working on the rest before we leave for the holidays.

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