I miss you like a dog
Left out in the cold
Running chased down back alleys
Lined with muddied refuse;
Broken glass under my paws
Shards of a despairing world;
The fences too high to jump
Homes I can never reach;
Dogs with homes bark at me
Demanding I keep away;
Draped in a moonless night
Faceless headlights race without mercy;
Hurry, faster, hurry
I've nowhere to go;
I'm needing time
From one I can't need;
Her hand that fed me
I did make bleed;
This untrusted beast
Lives among the least
As my ilk must be;
Banished from her garden
If dead dogs could speak
They'd say me a freak;
I dare not follow the sun
For I am not One;
Does the wind seek my death?
Is there no place I can rest?
Streetlight children play
Mirrors of the world;
I stop and watch and stare
In madness gone awry with the lie
Only the innocent are left to give harbor;
They see me, point and laugh
I flee from shouts and whistling rocks;
But how can a dog expect to live
When he's got nothing left to give?
Panting, scurrying, dodging, weaving
My kingdom for a milk bone;
This shitty city without pity
Forces me into woolly woods;
Heavy in my mortal fear
I dare not drop a tear;
Sentinel trees bar my way
Intruder in the mist;
Would she care if she saw me now?
I've lost my right to ask;
Burrowing deep in discarded leaves
Into the next life I shall grieve;
Please tell me she can find me still
Though only Heaven knows my wandering will;
How can I expect life from this fate?
Is water provided to the desert lost?
Nature's justice is truly blind;
The forest chill freezes in silence
Has my presence been noticed?
Has she come for me after all?
I hear a rustling headed my way!
I was wrong to leave and not to stay
I should have faced her, not run away!
Then I see the eyes so wanting me
Oh, goody...it's the wolves.