Chariot by Natalie Fraser

Poem title: Chariot Poet name: Natalie Fraser Poem: The dog lies with muzzle lowered alone, licking the stumps of his hind legs while other dogs run in a pack play-fighting, battling over sticks. The vet vetoes euthanasia attaches a contraption with wheels, a dog-chariot new owners anoint him Diocles. At the park a sullen punk sneers finish him off; but the other dogs chase a ball with Diocles they do not care about the wheels. End of Poem. Credits: Copyright © Natalie Fraser Previously published Natalie Fraser practised law before becoming a journalist, working at and the national newspaper, The Lawyers Weekly. She is now a freelance writer and poet, and a member of the Brooklin Poetry Society.