Dogs 2014

YOU FORGOT THE SALSA
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she enjoyed
getting out
of the house
on a quiet
New Year's morning

soon enough
his friends
would arrive
and there'd be
drinking and noise
at home
for the rest
of the day

she guessed
that they deserved
to live it up
before starting
another
long year
of work

but she'd
be glad
when they all
eventually left
that evening

Christmas
had been good
and now
the first day
of 2014
was moderately warm
and comfortable

she felt calm

contented

once he had
everything
that he needed
for his bowl game
marathon
maybe she'd sneak
out again

enjoy
the outdoors
before the cold
returned

walk the neighborhood

see who was
out
and about

~

the stolen
truck
came through
the intersection
at about
65 mph
T boning
her car

she was killed
instantly

~

he wondered
what could be
taking her
so long

his friends
would be arriving
soon
for the 11am
kickoff