Lazy (Part I)

Well, it’s official. The dog days of summer are here! Though my writing projects are keeping me quite busy this month, the heat has really taken a toll on my dog’s desire to do much more than bask in the sun . . .

Lazy (Part I)
By Katie Gilstrap

With tongue outstretched,
she squints her eyes
and gazes at
the summer skies
from which the southern
breezes stir
the glossy fringes
of her fur.
Bunnies hop
along the fence,
but she’s too lazy
to commence
a chase across
the sun-soaked ground,
for she’s too hot

to run around.