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Libby Needs a Toothbrush

The smell of a rat’s death

from my panting dog’s breath

keeps intruding upon my thinking


How can this author write

clever tomes in the night

when the air she breathes is stinking?


My companion has a brush

It makes her fur shiny and lush

but her mouth has nothing for grooming


If I could, I’d use paste

fresh with mint, it would taste

for dog-halitosis consuming


If I turn on the fan

and allow it a good span

of time, just to cool down the air


perhaps she’ll stop panting

then I can stop ranting

and pen a few words with some flair


Note to authors with similar faithful-dog challenges: I tried the fan remedy. We blew the stink away!


Filed under Non-Fiction, Poetry, Uncategorized