As it Happens

by Denise Levertov

Read by Emma Rye

Like dogs in Mexico,
furless, sore, misshapen,

arrives from laborious nowhere
Agony.                  And proves

to have eyes of kindness,
a pitiful tail, wants

love. Give it some, in form of
dry tortilla, it

grabs and runs off
three leggéd, scared,

but tarries nearby and will
return.                   A friend.

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