My Dog and I

08 Jun 2022  C. chou  1 min read.

In the sunlight,
I sat.

My mind at peace,
That my best friend
Had my back.

He runs to me.

His long tongue,
Hanging out
From his open jaws.

A open my arms,
Welcoming him.

He taught me
To feel safe,
And I taught him,
The same.

He taught me
To be brave
Around strangers

And I showed him
That humans
Weren’t a danger.

He is my
Best friend
And my teacher.

And so,
I’m glad
We have each other.

This poem was inspired by a writing prompt from the “Promptly Written” Publication.

Write a poem or piece of fiction on — Take a look around you. Observe how animals and/or people nurture one another (or do not). Write down all aspects of the scene using as many of your senses as possible. Then create a poem or piece of fiction around your observations.

C. Chou
C. Chou

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