The Hungry Dog and the Demanding Sandcrabs Have a Chat

The Hungry Dog and the Demanding Sandcrabs Have a Chat

 

A hungry dog

In a tin ship

Lands just south

Of the island of Bolivia

And doffs her hat

To the polite but gruff sandcrabs

Which greet her snappishly

Singing their little song

“We waited for you this long” (they sing)

“Now teach us about the world”

The hungry dog is happy to oblige

“I am hungry” she says

“and some things in the ocean are not dogs”

The sandcrabs are unhappy with this advice

They longed for something

Substantial

 

The hungry dog is happy to have an audience

But would also like a piece of fish

All the fish at sea were too fast for her

The sandcrabs teach her to eat sand

And they are all, if not happy

Less lonely

For a time.

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One Response to The Hungry Dog and the Demanding Sandcrabs Have a Chat

  1. Cat Sparks says:

    I, for one, am disappointed at the lack of bona fide orange in this poem

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