Ralphred

Ralphred was big boned, mottled and bold.
At speed, he was an agile cartoon.

Once, he chased a jackrabbit
over the many boulders
of the San Gorgonio alluvial fan.

He gained. The rabbit snapped its leg.
Flummoxed, wide-eyed, panting,
Ralphred waited - goal-less - as I bloomed,
perversely proud.


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