Dog Days

For a little man you've got a bad attitude.
Often picking fights with people twice your size, then regretting it later.
You're not much of a retriever or shepherd or well anything.
You can't do much, and you don't do much.
You're a man's best friend, I guess.


Age: 12, South East Jr. High, Grade: 7

This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

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on September 18, 2012

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