Mr. Granger's Collie

scratching
claws digging through rough soft wood
splinters
cracking
tearing
the smell of blood on warm paws
blood and wood
scratch harder
raw wounds
more scratching
light…
a hole!
scratch faster!
more light!
…freedom!

The kids next door were worried sick
For they hadn't seen hide nor tick
of Mr. Granger's collie