Poem Found Here: "Watch" by Mike White
This short poem has a strong narrative as well as image in it. The premise being "Dog roped to a tree, / perfecting a circle." It's a muted scene, but a relatable one. I have a dog and I'm guessing the majority of people had at least seen a dog that was tied up before.
The emotional pull happens in just three lines, "in the leaves, / in the snow, / in the grass." Part of me projects sympathy towards the dog -- it seems to be neglected and left alone. But I know this type of reading is a projection by me.
What fascinates me is multiple images setting the time. Perfect circles in the leaves, snow, and grass does signify time well (fall, winter, and spring). And I can just imagine it.