Dogs 2014

LESS DANGEROUS DOGS
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they barked
snarled
snapped
and lunged
at me
through Spring
Summer
and Fall

but
in this dark
cold season
they are nowhere
to be found

no longer
prowling
backyards
with their protective
possessive
posturing

I picture
them
curled inside
upon a comfortable
plush carpet
exposing
their more
sensitive natures
at the feet
of old women

I think
of them

these
loud mouthed
bullies

as I walk
the same route
past their houses
through the
night

through the
blessed
silence