Friday, April 6, 2012

Stray Dog

he negotiates the streets
by lampposts and car wheels
lit up with scent.
mine, not mine
the world is his domain,
the little of it
he can defend.

he does not fear the leash.
and humans with their cunning hands
friend, not friend

he is wild enough
and tame enough
to survive in the cracks
of this indifferent city.

Christine Fojas
prompt: animal

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