Small girl, small dog

Running through a fog

Of snowflakes.

Red hat, red scarf,

Cold face laughing,

Cold nose red.

Black coat, black gloves

Holding the taunt leash

As she stumbles after him.

His and her coats are soaked,

Shake it off and melt the snow

Off by the stove.


Small girl, smaller dog

Running past falling snowflakes.

Red nose, hat and scarf.