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putting my dog to sleep today...

Posted to Action Poetry




today's the day you die, dog
and it breaks my heart
that you have no clue
these hours are your last...
soon you won't be walking circles around the house
or poking at the trash
or begging for my lunch
two more hours and you're gone for good
you, stupid dog
who runs into furniture
fears the vacuum
bites the company
barks at nothing
pees on the neighbor's flowers
has delusions of being big
you
stupid dog,
every time i look at
your stupid dog face
i laugh a little
and cry a little
because goodbye inches ever closer
and i hate that out of the two of us
i'm the only one who knows it