Dear Bo

Published October 10, 2019 by Nan Mykel

Bo’s heart is beating loudly and
pain shoots through his head.
The red-eyed drooling dog is mad
and we all wish him dead

except for little Willie B.
who still loves his old pet
and runs to embrace him
and hug him round the neck.

A shot rings out and Bo goes down.
The boy stumbles to the ground.
Why oh why did he have to die?
Only a sigh is his reply.

nm circa 2014

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