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Dogs 2018

GRAB THE SHOCK
(1/27/18)

counter
to all reflex

counter
to all
intuition

a danger
held closely
at times
is less likely
to be fatal

the arc
to a retreating
hand
may kill

while
the disturbing buzz
of contact
is merely
a warning

making
the victim
aware

that the
smiling face
of that warm
embrace

should be
held tightly
by the throat