Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dog Lover

Dog Lover

there was once a woman who admired a dog;
the dog was handsome,
she liked his face.

that night that dog turned into a man
he became her husband

never tell anyone I used to be a dog
never mention it at all
he said to his wife

for a long time they lived together
she never thought of him as a dog
she never spoke of it.

but one day she saw some dogs in the village
they were all chasing a bitch in heat
everywhere here and there

so she asked her husband if he would like
to be one of them
and instantly he said yes
and turned back into a dog
and away he ran with the others.

Malecite Tales from 1917.

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