I never had a dog-named Spot
or Red or Lassie.
Had an Archie.
Named after checkout line comics.
He had black fur
there were no spots.
He ran, he played, he kept my childhood company
until his age advanced past mine,
caught up with his playful spirit.
I never had a dog-named Spot.
Had a great dog-named Archie
© 2009 Clinton Thomas