He comes to the corner store
Only for dog food, that’s all
On his rickety bike that carried his dog
And all recycling stuff good as gold
He disappears in the bush
And into his shack in the woods
That’s how it goes with the Professor
Until one day when he’s seen no more.
Who doesn’t know the Professor in town,
Who lost his wife and children all at once?
In a car accident that brought him guilt,
Finally abandoning everything that hurt
Keeping only his beloved dog,
A reason to live, the only life to love.
It was no wonder when his lifeless body was found
That his dog never left, but stayed around.
26 December 2016
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