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Dog Days

By Paul Lojeski 

PROMPT — Despite ...

Old dog limping along,

stinking up the avenue.

Remembering narrow

roads when he still had

his strut, that swagger

only young dogs show

off, a little jump in each

step, sharp teeth ready

to rumble in the dark

just before dawn on

that California road.

Hot for trouble, for

anything in that cool

breeze calling his name.


Paul Lojeski was born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. His poetry has appeared online and in print. He lives in Port Jefferson, NY.


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