• Vol. 06
  • Chapter 10
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Pig versus Dog

Shall I compare
and contrast you
with a dog?

Your fur is fine
and dappled
                with    black    splotches
like dog fur.

You are an unashamed quadruped,
ably moving about on all fours
over wet and dry earth
like dogs do.

Your floppy, shapely ears
hear considerably worse
and are more often
eaten by humans
than dog ears.

You are more dependent
on your acute olfaction
than dogs are,
happily seeking out
valuable truffles
for us humans.

You are smarter and cleaner
than the average dog
yet remain the underdog.


Pig versus Dog

Why aren’t we
best friends?