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A DAY WITH THE DOGS

 
 she stood at the rail

 poised and posed and pale

 while I attended

 conscious of my cheap shirt

 "What happens if a dog catches the

           rabbit?" she asked

 "They won't chase it anymore," I replied

 "Then they become no good for racing?"

 I shook my head and watched her turn

           back to the track

 she laughed when she won

 simple luck

 her number

 and touched my cheek briefly

 "but I bet they still like to run," she said


- Ken Peters
 

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