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Friday, February 10, 2012


you almost died
at the hands of those
whose job it is
to make sure
our world has only
those dogs
that are desired
i almost let you go myself
after i “rescued” you

you were so hard
to have here
in my peaceful home
so hard
i almost gave you back to them
i’m pleased to know
i didn’t have the heart
to do it

one day you will die
and i will cry
will you cry
if i die first?


  1. Lulu will mourn if you go first. I once thought it was because dogs didn't understand––but perhaps they understand all too well.

  2. I happen to think you're right about that Dannie. They seem so intuitive to what is happening and what is not happening.