Loading Dock

Once upon a time
and upon the loading dock
we staged floats for Mal’s St. Paddy’s Day parade.

Our first time out of the gate
we won a trophy.

1st Trophy
1st Trophy

I was a carrot.
I was a happy carrot.

Happy Carrot
Happy Carrot at the Loading Dock

Tasting success, we vowed to return.
We’re not liars; we returned

Our Triumphant Return
Our Triumphant Return

always meeting at the loading dock of the family ice factory.

Morris Ice Sign on Loading Dock
Morris Ice Sign on Loading Dock

The factory was so integral to our success
we commissioned a portrait
from Miriam Weems
of the loading dock.

Big Blue at the Loading Dock
Big Blue at the Loading Dock

Today my husband and I paraded
by ourselves,
the dock empty

The Empty Loading Dock
The Empty Loading Dock

and the new dog on the leash.

Husband and Dog at the Factory
Husband and Dog at the Factory

He looks like a normal husband, my husband.
Here he is juking as Mr. Potato Head.

My Mr. Potato Head
My Mr. Potato Head

One thing I learned today in this stroll
down loading dock lane:
Dogs don’t reminisce.

Dog Doesn't Give a Damn about the Loading Dock
Dog Doesn’t Give a Damn about the Loading Dock

Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade, Mal's St. Paddy's Day trophies, Miriam Weems, Morris Ice Company, Red Bird Brain Production, St. Paddy's Day Parade costumes

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