Report by Paula Antolini
February 23, 2017 12:22AM EDT
OPINION / LETTER TO THE EDITOR
‘A Refugee’s Lament,’ Letter to the Editor from Frances Pulle
A REFUGEE’S LAMENT 🐶
I’d kill to be a dog in the USA. . .🔫
Wear Gucci, Calvin Klein,
a rhinestone collar lovingly
engraved with my moniker, “Valentine”. 💖
I’d eat organic, bed down by the fire
on a quilt (oriental beneath). . . 🔥
Take supplements (daily), Dentastix chews
(for healthy gums ‘n’ teeth).
I’d patronize the “Pampered Pup”
not infrequently because
“cruelty-free, PETA approved alternatives” 👍
are kind to eyes and paws.
Should I reap the consequences of disease,
suffer indignities left and right. . .
I’d be soothed, sedated, overdosed 💉
sent gently into that good night. 💤💤💤
I dream I’m a dog in the USA, 🇺🇸
an adoptee rescued from the city pound. . .🐺
I think this as I run ‘n’ hide, play dead day after day. . .
I’m already half-human and half-hound.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the letter writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Bethel Advocate.