The Gauntlet

He knew what was coming
What was waiting up ahead
A German Shepherd lies waiting
And it filled him with dread

He had to get past it
He knew there’d be a chase
Pedaling as fast as he could
He began a frantic race

He had almost pulled it off
He began to shout with glee
When out of his eye’s corner
The dog lunged at his knee

Luckily it just missed him
He was able to get away
His joy, it was temporary
He had to do it every day

To town every day he went
This was the shortest route
The canine gauntlet that he ran
Was worth it, there’s no doubt

Tuesday, June 21, 2022