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canine gravity

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Stroking his scars

Head on my lap

As his carrion breath

Warms my thigh

His simplicity

Has always been constant

Through broken times

He’s borne witness to the worst

My angry tears when the pain

Was so great that only loneliness

Soothed and i could not articulate it

To anything more conscious

Than trees and sky

But the limp in his front paw

The quiet acceptance of time

And how grateful I am

For his kindnesses

We shelter one another

We feed one another

A dumb love

That I could no more

Doubt than gravity

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