Not Interested

I see you walking towards us
on the sidewalk
leash in hand
dog at the other end
wagging skipping slobbering smiling
such a happy pair.

you want your dog to make a friend
and you wouldn’t mind
making one either.

You and I
we’d likely get along just fine

but my dog couldn’t care less
about you
or your dog
or your kids
or your life
or anything else for that matter
other than winning the pissing contest
that she’s winning right now.

My dog actively doesn’t want
to meet your dog

not that she’s aggressive
just offensively uninterested.

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