“Dog Stares” in honor of National Homeless Animal day

Dog Stares
by Deborah Marcussen

The dog wants something
I know not what
He stares at me
Like I’m a nut
His eyes they bore
Into my head
With messages
He’s left unsaid
He has a stare
For when he needs
To go outside
And be relieved
He has a glare
For when he’s mad
And a peculiar look
For when he’s bad
There is the glance
To say to me
It’s time to go
To bed, you see!
And when it’s food
That’s on his mind
That is a look
Of a special kind
A look for this
A look for that
He’s just as sneaky
As the cat!
But poor old me
I stumble through
I have no clue
Of what to do
I guess, down through
The laundry list
To see which one
Of these I’ve missed
For though he speaks
With every stare
His purpose, I’m
Just guessing there
The truth is this
Sad as it be
His stares all look
The same to me!

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About Cary Area Writer's Group (CAWG)

Who Are We? We are a group who live, meet, and support each other in Cary, Illinois. Writers… that is what we call ourselves, but we are so much more than that. We have full time jobs, full time kids and full time hassles like anyone else. We don’t come up with stories. we live them. The only thing different about us is that we write them down. We don’t sleep. We have deadlines that are constantly looming and we always hope for that elusive quiet that never quite finds its way to our lives. If you think you can keep up with this pace, if you can put down the phone long enough to write a sentence or two and make sense, well I’m sorry to say you’re a writer and I know what you’re going through. Stick to it. Publication is just around the corner and then you can sit down. Or can you? It’s all in a day’s work but you know you wouldn’t trade it in. It’s who you are. By Grace Rellie
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