Dog or Wolf?

An hourglass

turns

Out of the sand

A lone canine crawls out

~

Shaky legs

Like a new horse

It finds

A little-sized collection of

Pups

Led by a sheep dog

~

It joins the little dogs

Trying to assimilate

Hopping and jumping

Being everything and nothing

Following the other dogs

As they chase balls

And toys

Joining in their antics

It is seen as a little dog

~

But the little pup

Didn’t learn

How to properly

Jump and throw

To the sheep dog’s satisfaction

So the pup leaves the small “chosen” group

And goes along

To the common neighborhood pack

~

An hourglass

turns

Out of the sand

A lone canine crawls out

~

The new dog collective

Thinks this new comer is strange

So they try to show the dog

The ways of their society

And the local sheep dog

Teaches the canine

To jump and throw

But the canine still

Is seen as a bit skittish

Even as it keeps on

And follows the other dogs

To their next stage of growth

~

At this next stage however

The dog sees a chance

Glimmering in the nearby woods

And takes it

~

An hourglass

turns

Out of the sand

A canine crawls out

~

Here it meets many dogs

Quick dogs

Loners

Fast dogs

Wolves

Coyotes

Felines

And many other creatures

~

It joins a few packs

But takes with up

With the wolves

Growing close with the pack

~

The dog begins to think

It likes this group

The dog begins to reach out

To other packs

The dog begins to wonder

If deep inside

It is part wolf

So it claims the title for its own

But yet again-

~

An hourglass

turns

Out of the sand

A canine crawls out

~

The pack from the beginning

The ones its blood relatives

Had attachments to

Has grown

But the dog is now confused

Is it full dog or part wolf

It doesn’t know

So it decides to not care

This time come what may

The dog will walk forward until-

~

The hourglass

turns

and it crawls

Out of the sand again

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s