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#224 Dogs

#224 Dogs If only I had known why, my dog Bo always wanted to be in the kitchen. He and his pal Scamp waited for any chance. If I turned my head, into the kitchen they’d romp, and all the time I thought they were just two hungry dogs, until I had my dream and…


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# 133 Hungarian Joe’s

# 133 Hungarian Joe’s Trying to forget she wouldn’t be there when I got home, I sat drinking beer in Hungarian Joe’s bar. Six months have passed since Sherry, my wife died, and every time I open the door, I expect her to be standing there to greet me as she had done for fifteen…




A True Friend

A True Friend   “We’re friends aren’t we, Joe?” Billy said just before he stole my girl. That was when I began to think that my dad was right when he always said, “The only friend a man has is the money in his pocket.” My problem has always been not having any friends, in…




Lolita

Lolita   She joined the gym, got a trainer who had her run on a treadmill, swim laps, and her target weight still eludes her.   Staff members in khakis and polo shirts lead gym members through exercises and reward them with yogurt vegetable parfaits.   Lolita is optimistic, smiles gamely during her workouts while…




Doggie Discrimination

Doggie Discrimination   Make tracks back to your cage where you’ll be marked on a page that counts the days until you’ll be euthanized because you’re black.   You’re never coming back. It’s not your fault. We know if you had a choice you’d rejoice, but your color dooms you to the room where death…




SHE

She I don’t care if tomorrow never comes. I’ve been lonely night and day since she ran away. My world ended the day she left me for another. I think of days that used to be when she’d sleep with me. If I can’t have her, I don’t care if the sun ever shines or…