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The Dog and The Butterfly

Take this city rat’s mind

That’s always sniffing
For cheese

Running for cover
Racing and

Clicking and posting
For likes

Hustling and posturing
For approval
Or money

Or whatever crack
Is in my veins

And turn it into
A country dog’s

Lying on the floor
In the sunlight
With the same old bone

When it comes
To happiness

Without guilt or fear or materialism

To take a bite
Every once in a while
Out of
The sofa

Get distracted
By a butterfly
Flying among
The backyard sycamore trees

Yes, may that be
My dance

The dog and the butterfly
Not the rat and the cheese

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