Explanation To A Dog

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Terza Rima
“Terza rima is a three-line stanza using chain rhyme in the pattern ABA BCB CDC DED. There is no limit to the number of lines, but poems or sections of poems written in terza rima end with either a single line or couplet repeating the rhyme of the middle line of the final tercet. The two possible endings for the example above are DED E, or DED EE. “


They look at me with doggy-sad eyes
Why are we not getting our treats?
How to explain they are ill? They sigh,

wonder why their food is now chicken meat
with rice tossed in, no sign of their jar
opening, which assures racing feet

lightning quick from wherever they are.
Luckily rug is out being cleaned,
other surfaces were scrubbed to scars.

Doggy-guilt stares insist you feel mean.
I can’t wait for restrictions to end,
and the dogs to stop feeling at sea.

They will think I have made amends.
Look forward to us all being friends.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Explanation To A Dog

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    Love this Sara, and the form is amazing!


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