Rumple Oxbridge: “Ode to Jack, My Apolitical Dog”

(Photo by Jocelyn Augustino (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

By Rumple Oxbridge (The Pacific’s imaginary rhymer-in-residence)

My dog is apolitical as dirt.
Jack licks anyone whose hand
is warm and open as a flirt.

More democratic than the Democrats,
Jack barks only at the cruel.
Will he bless or will he bite? That’s

between you and him. But
Jack’s no pure aristocrat.
Like most of us, he’s a muddy mutt.

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