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Boston Literary Magazine 2020
February 26, 2020
You Should Get a Rescue Dog
The dog’s name was Buttons
He was a lovable mutt
Who knew where he came from?
Or what baggage he was carrying, if any?
The daughters took Buttons for a walk in the park.
Both they and Buttons had fun playing in the colored leaves
floating down from the trees.
Through tears they said Buttons snarled
at a dog walker and her dogs;
broke loose, and bit the dogwalker, then ran off barking.
At dinner time Buttons came dashing in through the doggie-door,
Blood covered his mouth as he walked over to
his empty bowl and snarled.