Napoem15 – Alpha

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She was my first,
hard-bodied, a little too fast,
wouldn’t meet my eyes
until I came back and took her
from the shelter,
taught her to come on command.
Wanted to use her
to herd sheep. The trainer said
she looks at them like they’re mutton
sandwich, not a chance.
She taught herself
to stalk like a cat, killed her own
meat – rabbit, squirrel, rat and, armadillo,
packaged in a pre-made sandwich.
She was defeated by Turtle,
carried around in her mouth,
wrinkled brow and brown eyes asking
where’s the tenderizer?

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