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Dogs 2018

THREE HORNED DEMON
(7/11/18)

a host
of recent threats
has been
looming

the legal
issue
seemed
damning

but a compromise
was struck

no court
time
after all

the medical
problem
looked dire

but no cancer
was detected

further treatment

surgery

deemed unnecessary

the business
situation
has been iffy
since the owner's
death

the first visit
by the heirs
in over a year
clouded
in uncertainty

but a combination
of ineptitude

apathy

ennui

actually
saves
the situation

the doors
stay open

the beast
that appeared
so formidable
a few months ago
is now
a whimpering
house pet

biding
time

knowing
that a new
opportunity
for catastrophe
will arise

the master
is one
by title
only

destined
for myriad forms
of eventual
destruction

the tail
wags