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Under Ledge by Michael Largo
published in Volume 6, Issue 2 on June 1st, 1999

Dogs have been tied to a post
by six strands of chain.
They were bought as watch dogs 5
years ago
but now they are like invalids
that will not die.
When they catch a patch of
sun they will sit upright,
ears back like dazed children
hypnotized.
It is not known who feeds them.
A bone wrapped in dirt lies
near a dog curled close to cinder blocks.
There are cut barrels they sleep in
during snow.
No footprints though.
Nothing going in or
leaving.

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