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Among the Animals*

Among the animals dogs are small humans, children at turns willful and sorry, eager to please. Cats too, love that turns away, aloof, haughty, then underfoot, trips me, makes me stutter. Birds out the window of my mind turning, they … Continue reading

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Pent

Biking to work I am strong, fleet, a gazelle Darting between migrating rhinoceroses. Naked, leaning over the bathroom sink, I splash soap and water under my arms To wash away the animal scent So I can play the proper human … Continue reading

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