Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Dog's Lullaby

“Snurgle, snurgle” says the dog in the dark,
much more annoying than a whimper or a bark.
Worse than tip-tap claws on a hardwood floor,
you tell him to stop, but he just snurgles some more.

“Snurgle, snurgle,” you hear,
placing your pillow firmly over your ears.
“Cut it out, you infernal dog!”
Your spouse is snoring like an amorous bullfrog.

Can no one else hear this?
The noise that shatters nighttime bliss?
Licking, smacking, snorting, rooting around;
night turns into day with no end to the sound.

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