Cloud Watching with Grandpa

    “Cloud Watching with Grandpa,” Friend, June 2013, 31

    Cloud Watching with Grandpa

    Side by side,

    While we lay on the grass,

    Grandpa and I

    Watched the animals pass.

    First came a dog

    With a lop-sided ear,

    Being chased by a tiger,

    Or maybe a deer.

    They then got all jumbled,

    Twisted cloud-shapes galore;

    Grandpa said he saw Bigfoot.

    I wasn’t quite sure.

    We both saw a hawk

    Fluff his wings in the sky.

    It’s nice when we cloud watch,

    Just Grandpa and I.

    Illustration by Greg Newbold