Killer (A Poem)

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Killer*

Written by Michael Haase, illustrated by Phil Rood
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Killer was the meanest dog in town,
with sharp teeth and powerful jaws
Though only five pounds,
He was the toughest around
Defeating each ankle he saw
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ILLUSTRATION BY PHIL ROOD. PLEASE VISIT PHILROOD.COM. YOU WILL BE HAPPIER FOR HAVING DONE SO.
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*This poem dedicated to my second dog growing up, a small poodle that showed up on our doorstep. My mother ironically named him “Killer.” He was a good little pooch, even though he had a tendency to hallucinate…except for that one time you kept barking at the basement wall…yes, there was a dead squirrel in there. That one time. Good dog. RIP Killer. Hope you and Chip are living it up somewhere.

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