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Biscuit

Jane Kenyon

The dog has cleaned his bowl
and his reward is a biscuit,
which I put in his mouth
like a priest offering the host.

I can't bear that trusting face!
He asks for bread, expects
bread, and I in my power
might have given him a stone.

Added: 7 Apr 2002 | Last Read: 20 Jan 2018 11:54 PM | Viewed: 5509 times

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