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A Tale of A Homeless Dog

I am a homeless dog, wandering in a strange city, a city where people are either drugged by the present or by the heartbroken past.

My puny and miserable existence is rarely noticed. The city is too crowded, but I don’t know why there is a huge space between people. They always maintain a “safe” distance from each other, and if someone is getting too close, they push the person away. However, that “safety” can easily become loneliness and emptiness. But that’s their problem, most of time I am focused on looking for food and shelter. It sounds easy, but it is rather difficult, I spend most of my waking hours looking for food, and then when I am finally fed I have to start looking for a safe shelter. To be quite honest, I have not eaten in days, so today I ventured myself into the busy market at southern end of the city. Food is plenty here stored in trash bins, but the place is dangerous, too many people, too many cars and store owners don’t like homeless dogs. They think we carry bad fortune. However, I have no choice now; otherwise I would starve to death. I knocked down a trash bin, food discarded by human spread on the street. I was ecstatic, and I started to eat ravenously not paying attention to the surroundings. A truck delivering goods to a store was backing up, the driver did not see me and I did not notice the truck. The rear bumper of the truck knocked me down unexpectedly, and one of the rear tires run over my belly. I was immediately overcome by piercing pain. I lay in middle of the street in my own blood with a mouthful of food, breathing heavily and I knew I was falling asleep. Many people walked by me, but they kept their “safe” distance.

I am a homeless dog, wandering in a strange city, a city where people are either drugged by the present or by the heartbroken past.

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