September 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm 10 comments

polka dots twinkling

under a vast dark canvas

a floating thumb nail

five legs quietly traipsing

before the day awakens

a post script:

Kimberly = 2 legs

Sydnee Pee = 3 legs

Total: 5 legs traipsing

Entry filed under: dogs, life, morning, musings, nature, Pets, poetry, ponderings, Relationships, tanka. Tags: , , , , , , , , .

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  • 1. Pamela Beckford  |  September 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for theclarification. I was imagining a spider leg amputation.

    • 2. words4jp  |  September 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      it is kind of funny to hear us walk in the early morning – Syd has a distinctive badump, badump sound to her stride, plus the little tap of her toes nails. I just sound like the typical humanoid.

  • 3. Dan McGaffin  |  September 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I wondered if your doggy was involved. =)

    • 4. words4jp  |  September 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      I would have tried to get a picture, but it is dark and she and I are barely awake. Besides getting her up that early to do her thing is like trying to pull teeth!

  • 5. Skye @ TheSanctuaryofMyHeart  |  September 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I thought spider, too. Cute post!

    • 6. words4jp  |  September 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      I told Dan I would try to get a picture, but it is dark and we – Pee and I are hardly awake. 😉

  • 7. John W. Howell  |  September 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks for letting us know who is traipsing around. In my house it is 24 legs at 4:45

  • 8. WB  |  September 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Simple and descriptive.

    • 9. words4jp  |  September 4, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      thanks. would you believe i stressed over this thing – for two day – trying to get the syllable count right. I wanted to use “a vast indigo canvas”. oh well……

  • 10. Kirsten  |  September 9, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Ha! This made me giggle…I was wondering about the leg count. I think you should use “a vast indigo canvas” as a word prompt…just saying.


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