Dog For Adoption $50.00-Spayed
by Josyln Lowe from Wilson High School
Published in the 2006-2007 WITS Anthology Mostly What I’m Made Of
I remember once long ago
A man who had no love
Taught me only of fear and hatred
And I became afraid of him
Now I’m here
Among rows and columns
Among cages filled with others
Who are like me
All I want is a home
Filled with wonderful smells like pot roast
And a nice crackling fireplace
In which I can warm my tender pink belly on a cold winter day.
I want to be able to go for long walks on the beach
And chase little balls of sunshine, called tennis balls.
I may be mangy
Skinny, shy, rambunctious
But when you need someone to kiss away your tears
And be happy to see you after a long day at work
I’m right here, and waiting for you.
WITS End-of-Residency Readings: Wilson High School
February 26, 2018
Attend Writers in the Schools (WITS) end-of-residency community readings, featuring public high…
Everybody Reads 2018
April 5, 2018
In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is…
April 26, 2018
Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam.
Oregon Book Awards Ceremony 2018
April 30, 2018
Join Literary Arts’ annual celebration of the state’s most accomplished writers in…