To Bluegrass

To the one who wakes the boys
Who are six and eight years young-
Morning replicas of their mother;
They find a loathsome task
In opening early eyes

To a beloved part of the family
Of black and white and four legs;
The atypical bell toll
For whom they rise
Eagerly, with brightly lit faces

To he whom seeks their places of slumber
To nose and tickle necks and faces-
His tail, an ecstatic whirlwind of fur;
With anticipation of their love
He steals their blankets in tug of war.