The Old Dog



By: Abby Bartlett

The old dog lying in the sun
lounges there every day.
He casts his shadow across the lawn,
and watches younger puppies play.

He sniffles at the lily flowers
that line his sleepy path.
He sits there,
still as a rock,
and takes in the world—
one
sleepy
minute
at
a
time.

Until his owner comes to play,
the old dog lounges in the sun
ALL DAY.

Abby Bartlett is 11;  she lives in Freeport, Maine