Once upon a time
It was the most expensive leash I ever bought
Two brass rings!
Could turn into a kennel rope in seconds
Or walk a dog down a country lane.
It saved my wrist.
While sitting in the sun sipping tea
Border collie beside me,
Leashed in a cone of healing, Bored of the ennui…
Suddenly, She bolts.
She tears after a cat who had jumped the fence.
The dog gratefully in a fence in yard.
The cat safety back over the fence.
The handle dangling from my arm
And only bright red marks on my wrist.
You never know what Grace may look like,
Or how somedays you might just grab that brass ring.