Christina A. Sharik

THE MASCOT

“The Mascot” by John Weiss
“The Mascot” by John Weiss
He knelt beside the dog
and wept,
head buried in her fur

The nightmare he lived
through today
is likely to recur ~

She’s just the soldiers’
mascot

She’s loyal and she’s true

Her only job is
comfort

For a boy who wears the blue.