SAVED BY THE DOGS

 

so they all stuck together then
when times got hard and times
were nearly always
because booze
because dope
because loneliness gripped them
because they had to think
and didn’t want to have to think
because they had fled the system
and they had never known how to cope
but they had their dogs; a few had cats
or cats had them

change in the neighborhood
uppyuppies coming in tearing down
building fancy unaffordable new
so they all stuck together then
knowing when the law knocked,
or the crooks came to steal
there would be a place to run to
not because they had things in common
just mostly because of the dogs

© Gay Reiser Cannon. All Rights Reserved

 

 

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