Beware of Dog

Red lettering
on black background
proclaims in bold
a dire warning,
BEWARE OF DOG,”
on pressure-treated gate
swinging wildly in the breeze.

What manner
of beast
now lurks
these once safe
idyllic suburban streets.
Howling, haunting,
prowling, spreading
nightmares among
small children
out playing
innocent neighborhood
games unaware
that a beast so foul
it was locked away,
sealed with a warning,
now stalks unfettered
through once safe
idyllic suburban streets.

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