hungry puppy

8 Oct

it was Christmas time
I knew the man
who took his puppy
around the parking lot at
“Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken”
searching for tossed away food
left in sacks or take-home boxes
tossed in the trash cans
and dumpster

he always took
his puppy with him

whenever the manager came out
the man would say he was
looking for food for his
puppy

on Christmas Eve
the manager came out
with a huge box of chicken
with side orders of vegetables
and wished the man and
his pup a very special
Christmas

the man always shared the food
with his pup
but the food he found
each day at “Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken”
was all he and his pup
had to eat

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