To Share Her Dog (1982)

To Share Her Dog

by Marc Mangel


To share her dog

brings a smile to her face


She is a little girl

barely five in a world

filled with swirling faces

but she has a dog


A dog named Kelly

with meryl color and

excitable temperment

A dog who could pull the moon

if it were attached

to her leash


They are good friends

my daughter and her dog

And so now

that one goes to school

each day

the other is really quite sad

in her own way.


But the one who goes to school

Wants to take her dog one day


9 October 1982

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