Rabbits

Rabbits moved to the suburbs,

And they invaded my yard back home.

My dog loved chasing the rabbits,

And they loved eating up Mom's garden.

I used to watch them hopping about,

Nibbling on this and that –

And then I let the dog out.

A chase would ensue,

And I would laugh –

A 100 pound German shepherd

Snuffing at the tail of a 10 pound rabbit.

She never wanted to harm them –

Just give then a good scare.

Having had her excitement,

The dog would lose interest –

I guess it was because it was

Too fast for her old bones.

I would let her in

Panting and out of breath,

And the rabbit –

Laughing beneath some tree.