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In the mornings we go to the woods

my two dogs and I and I

stay on the paths but they

plunge in and out of brush

and bramble picking up

on their curly coats all

manner of burr and briar

sticktight and sticker.

In the evenings my son

and I take turns plucking

all of the bits carefully off.

By bedtime they are picked clean

ready to start all over again next morning.


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