dog day dachshund summer evening

in his mother’s arms
telling me that he missed me
we were nose to nose

ringo dachshund tries
unzipping cooler with nose
laughing makes him stop

then, under the chair
pulling ties to bikini
tickles me again

coppertone dachshund
a dog of many talents
father lets leash go

as his first talent
he can go on letterman
stupid pet tricks

unzipping coolers
they would pay him the big bucks
no bikini pay

almost september
boscoe walks to beach so he
can ride home with me

dogs not unlike child
enjoy riding in golf carts
can tell by their tail

owns his own golf cart
still delights in riding tram
his mother says so