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“Dog Years” A sonnet written and read by Stephen J. Dawson Jr. 

Dog Years by Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

 

Collect just the spoils of that which you’ve earned

As you endlessly toil through days
Where a lifeless authority strengthens his word
Whose victories soil your name

You paddle on through and carry the blunder
The bend in your spine is revealing
Your stomach fills empty and settles for hunger
While walking hind legs are now kneeling

You’re a dog growing blind who can’t see the colour
That the world in your grips still tries baring
But the grey in your eyes will only grow duller
As you lay down your body uncaring

And now lay upon your calloused paw,
A gentleness I bring, old dog

-Stephen J. Dawson Jr.

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