She was very cheeky and clever
a little naughty as well
She used to go to
our neighbour Ted’s place
It was always dark inside
even in the daytime
Ted sat on the front verandah
simple wooden
He was tall and thin
he blew smoke rings from his pipe
Holly went there to get a sausage
always raw
Like my feelings
when I went back to Bright
Warm and fuzzy
and a little sad too 


Kristel Saxon, 'Great Grandfather’s Dog', Acrylic on Canvas Board, 2020