Saturday, July 25, 2009

Three types of dogs

You can see it sometimes
being walked in parks
befriending every man and woman
with a joyful lick
and wag of the tail
taking exploratory sniffs at every phantom scent
and thinking jealous thoughts about its predecessors

still nothing but a thing of love and adorable curiosity

better than that vicious thing you see snarling and biting at every passerby
that walks within metres of the gate it's locked behind
although that may just be loyalty to its owner


And anyway even that is a better sight than
something beaten black and blue
and whining with scared eyes
wary of another beating

even a dog from hell deserves a bone
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