dogs

what is it
about dogs

that we feel
the need
to reach out
to them

fingers pointed

hands anticipating
fur

and saliva.

they
in return

recoil
and snap

ungrateful
for what’s being offered.

what is it
about dogs

that they can
be
so human

and on other days
even more so.

– © Jeff Kopito

Old Pepper reflects on the possibilities...

[It is National Poetry Month after all… – J.]

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