Dog Walk

Corgi dogs walk
the same way I think most days,
all jerky and wiggly
with only an approximate direction,
waggling from one distraction
to the next–
a person,
a car with a person in it,
a person with another person,
a person with a dog,
a dog with a person,
a squirrel with a death wish,
a house with a person in front of it,
–like dropped bread crumbs,
really anything will serve
to lead a Corgi dog,
or a man,
around the ragged block
back to where he started.

–Burl Whitman

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