Dogs in the Wind

Just a breeze
but the trees bend and sway

Why? What’s up there?
A squirrel? Maybe a Possum?
Stupid, loud crows?

But no, Something menacing?
Don’t worry. Stand back.
I’m on guard.
The trees sway.
Door bangs.

No problem. I’m here guarding the yard.
Alert.
Maybe I should bark.
Again.
No.
Yes.
Bark.