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Poetry and Prose from the Center for Writers
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Goose Truncated

Be My Dog


Look at me
With brown pitiful eyes
Nuzzle me
With that soft fuzzy face
The slobber coated tennis ball
The ancient meatloaf leftovers
Do not chew
On my expensive stilettos
Or the furniture
Bite the mailman
Quit urinating
On the plastic house plants
Bark at intruders
Protect your domain
Be my dog

Heather Holmes, a senior transfer student, has spent the majority of her life stringing words together for herself and others. Her work has been featured in publications such as the JCJC Wisteria, Lair Yearbook 2010, and The Community College Writer.