Trying To Feed Dog

I stick my hand full of kibble
Under her face to get her to eat
She lifts her snout to the air
She is not hungry
She refuses
Turns her face away
The hand stays
Lingers under face
Hoping she will take a bite
No, she still refuses
Hand places kibble on floor
Maybe she will eat later


Dog Sniffing Around

Dog walking around.
Head down. Sniff, sniff.
Smells fill the snout.
More snuffles into grass.
She categorizes her smells.
This one a new dog in neighborhood.
Oh and this is my friend, Toffee.
And here is the lingering smell of squirrel.
Sigh, he gone now and can’t be chased.
Here is the dog that growls at me all the time.
She lifts her snout.
Sniffs the air. There is a dog near.
Who could it be?
She moves forward. I follow.
To see who is up ahead.

Dog Double Elevenie Published

Good news, my book “Dog Double Elevenie” has been published. You can find the paperback version either on Amazon or search for it at other online retailers.  The kindle version will also be put out for purchase in a few days.

Amazon link for both Paperback and eBook can be found here:

Throughout the year there will be Amazon eBook promotions and maybe paperback one too. Look for new poetry books down the road.

Third Poem Published on Spillwords

I have submitted another poem to Spillwords which will be featured today. It is call Dog Eating Ice Cream. This is one of the double elevenie ones that I have published. So, excited to have another poem published on their site. They are having submissions for 13 days of Halloween. I will submit a poem and see if it gets accepted. Click here to view at