Debt

Two business men fighting to the death. The winner begged to leave, but he couldn’t. There were other prize fights. Knocked out with the syringe, he slept in his cage.

At home, I don’t find rest.

Woman refuses to pay medical bills of boy mauled by her untethered bulldog.

**

The woman takes her trash out; the needle quiets her.

Dumped on the lawn of my compadre, she let herself in when she woke.

My dog was loose; he tore down the intruder, silenced her screams.

The cops responded to my call.

Torn throat and murder charges. Paid in full.

The End

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