I lie on my side, cradling the fragile little being I love
To protect her from the battle going on behind me.
Listening to the noise, cringing as they clash
Hoping they don’t hit me, or her.
But if they come close, I’m here to protect her from harm
My strong body will shield her.
It’s quieting down. They’re slowing the attacks.
One by one, the aggressors are retreating
Each one lies back down, panting, chests heaving with effort
The puppy has been appeased. The dogs are ready to go back to sleep.
And my old fragile chihuahua has been protected from the morning melee.
I agree, Pix. It’s way too early for this shit.