Dependable Dog

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #378 - Groundskeeping

"St. Patrick’s Day is pea-planting day — the first day of planting in our colder-weather regions. As we all celebrate spring’s arrival, let’s grace our garden with poems about planting.  Plant seeds.  Plant a thought.  Transplant yourself.  Even root for your team.  😉  Let’s make this garden flourish!"

The plant was hidden
in the generous flower-
pot filled with fragrant
lavender.  It was so
minute a device, the would-be
thieves thought they'd be
able to pick up helpful
tidbits, like evening
plans or vacations.  Unseen,
the family's formidable
Great Dane, watched proceedings 
from behind bushes.  He had 
to dig at the lavender's soil
a bit to uncover the bug.
Grabbing it in his teeth,
the dog chewed it, then
threw it into the garbage
can, with thieves and family
none the wiser.

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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