At the same time
The shame of spending so much on a dog
while human children starve and die for lack of care
But what to do? Let the dog go and
donate the funds to a faraway NGO? No.
The dog ate most of a dish towel.
Morning of profuse vomiting,
Trip to the emergency vet
for surgical removal
I think of the dog in her bewilderment
at being in a strange place, still refusing food
though it was her very greed that got her
there to be split from end to end.