little dog laughed

she smiles up at me

teeth white and sharp

in her black pointy face

she tears about the room

in her excitement

play with me!

play with me!

she seems to cry





laugh with me

her ears cock forward

as she races me down the stairs

one step at a time

she hops around

out in the snow

scaring up scents

in the cold and

following them closely

serious about her business

is she

quite professional at the

all-important tasks of

playing and

eating and


to some she might seem

just a dumb animal

but that little dog

laughs, i tell you