New Puppy: The Sunday Whirl 540


New Puppy

She’s distracted in a heartbeat by a petal or a stone.
No errant tuft of grass is ever left alone.
She does battle with the gate, makes fairy trails through sand,
makes a complicated plaything of a single human hand.

The spill of lacy shadows by the sun above the trees,
the ticking of a clock or the slightest little breeze
all demand attention. There’s no limit to the things
that become her playthings: bottles, fingers, strings.

Only sunset brings a finish to frenetic hours of play.
There is a certain surcease, finally, at the end of day.
But 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. and 6.a.m. again
mark hours when new playtimes are scheduled to begin.

Prompt words today are: sunset finish  string spill heartbeat trails  tick stone gate

For The Sunday Whirl 540 Wordle

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

20 thoughts on “New Puppy: The Sunday Whirl 540

    1. lifelessons Post author

      She already does. Luckily I was staying with three friends when I got her and have two friends staying here now that I’ve returned. Come Wednesday, it’s just Zoe and moi!!! But she’s pretty well trained already.


  1. SueW

    My apologies Judy, I began to type a comment on someone’s blog when my pages began to flash, once it stopped flashing I commenced typing, I clicked send only to find the new page was yours! The page flashed again and now I can’t find which of your posts it was!

    Anyway, I love your new puppy. 🙂

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