Dog and Man in the Rain

Quivering stood the dog in rain

At street’s end

Watching people walk in haste

Ignoring a few extended hands

And some girls:

Called him by what they

Thought his name

But he refrained, unfazed

Waited in the rain

Then wagged his tail

Leaped content

Looking at the other end

Where just across the bend

Drenched his owner came

Not knowing

It was Argos waiting there.

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