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The Day I Found Out

My fury softened when the fellow at the gas station carded me and said my silver hair was sexy as hell. I had a spring in my step as I strutted to the car where my dog waited, her head out the window, her eyes tracking me. We sped to a favorite trail, the one by the river that ferried boats and barges, and sometimes kayaks, in the sluggish, muddy water.  I let her out of the car, and as she ran ahead, I cracked open the beer with a satisfying hiss. I took a long pull and realized I could down it in one go but started walking instead. I had to find the dog. Just around the bend, she was sniffing the ground in front of a runner, staying out of his way, but still he gave me a hard look. I tipped my beer to him and took another drink, meeting his scowl with indifference. Indifference always wins.  We turned onto a side trail, quiet and less traveled, where the dog bolted, her paws pounding the ground as she sprinted out of sight. I didn’t worry. I knew she’d come back.  But there in the ha

WE BITE

  WE BITE We walk the streets at night. Me and the dangerous dog. Staring them down, daring them down, in the crosshairs of a feral gaze. To whistles, catcalls (and just plain cats), we bare wet teeth.  They think it’s fear.  But really, it’s love.