Dog bites are like breakups

Sometimes it’s expected and you see it coming

Other times it’s out the blue and takes you by surprise with little warning 

By the long term companion or a random one off the street

Both hurt eminently 

Even if it’s just for the moment

As it painfully sinks in

overwhelmed shock and disbelief  

All leave some damage

From scratch to a scar

Leaving your trust a little broken 

or a total fear 

to approach love once again 

But wipe the tears, my dear 

As in time once again you’ll heal   

And meet the one who becomes family 

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
Guide that inspired this poem: 

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