Biting at the Leash

sometimes we may learn
from watching a puppy

our behaviour and
attitudes made plain


ozzie bites at his leash
and i know i do that too

straining in futility
my leash aggravates


and i struggle with
the idea of constraint

like the tri-coloured
rebellious pup

ozzie used to be



he's a little older now
and better behaved

he has learned to 
accept his constraints

but i have not


so in some ways 
he has surpassed

my own acceptance of
ties that bind me

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