Waking up to sleep again

Dog ambles in the house from the balcony


Awakened from sleep

By sun crossing the noon mark in the sky

Entering inside, it shakes it’s head

Ears flapping repetitively

In multiple jarring thuds

Saliva flying everywhere

To land on the wall, couch, table

Smudging them

Then circles around its own butt


In search of that perfect position

To plonk down and snore again

Content with the shade inside

And momentary use of it’s brain

Like most us regularly do

Waking up to sleep again

Every four or five years

After casting our valuable vote