Il Conformista (Poem for a Dog)

Dog Canto         Outside… il conformista                walk milkbone                                        roll-over                                        il conformista        Sit! sit!                il conformista        Paw! paw!                il conformista                                roll-over il conformista…        Good doggy.        Good good doggy.                                Fidelius. Brian Stefans –Il Conformista (Poem for a Dog) (Free Space Comix: The Blog) A poem that uses only words that a (particular) dog understands. Found via GrandTextAuto.

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