Lucas, rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting ring; photo: Best Friends Animal Society


I am a fighter.

You see my scarred hide,
My wary eye,
My boxer’s stance.

You keep your distance.

Horrible, you say.
There but for the grace of God.
Damaged goods.

But I fight on.

Betrayed, beaten,
I fight for my humanity.

I fight for love.

For Jennifer Killgore on December 6, 2016.

I am thinking of you this day and wishing you love, peace, strength and healing.

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