i’m walking down the street
looking for things to eat
i don’t need something sweet
not looking for a treat

stray dog

eyeballing all the cars
which one will show me stars
behind the dog pound bars
i can always find some scars

stray dog

i gnaw upon a bone
familiar it’s my own
i got it out on loan
but this i can’t condone

stray dog

-m.p. 07/06/2017