Man’s Best Friend

Defined by Fear
Deified and capitalized by
An overactive imagination
That taught our ancestors how to survive
Cavemen staring at the fire
Blinded by its light
Yet no less frightened of the sounds
(The howls, the growls)
Made by invisible beasts of the night
Yet didn’t we make friends of wolves
Once our friendly flame gave them shape?
Now we keep welsh corgis on leashes
And play fetch with golden…

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