Dogs 2015

SHINY DIME
(11/5/15)


a dentist's
bribe

for compliance

submission

a jar
of bright coins
upon his
desk

the certain
promise
of reward

for no
whining

no whimpering

certainly
no crying

too much
to ask
of a small
child

perhaps

but
more often
than not
the method
worked

paid torture
complete
we'd be free
on the streets

little hands
gripping
our prize

our curse

dreaming
of that next
candy bar

the 60's

a decade
of tooth
decay