Photo by Martin Jameson

Before the dog came
The Floor was covered with crumbs
Magically now hair
(Martin Jameson)

Now Misty in home
All scan chairs carefully not
Sit on sleeping face

Long ballerina
Legs always running non-stop
Proves she’s dancer’s heart

Big paws mean big dog
House and home full of Huge dog ness
Dad says, told you so

Connoisseur first class
Misty approves art sniffing
Knows what’s great or not

That dog really smart
Finds food, attention, comfort,
Got to call it love.

Sitting for portrait
Worldwide Dog celebrity
Misty’s tricks excel


Charlene James-Duguid
Amissville, Virginia
August, 2020