You Should Treat Me Like a Wild Dog

You should treat me like a wild dog
Assume I bite to match my bark
Give me my space,
Give me my time,
Give me my meat and leave me be
Don't touch me when I'm angry
Don't kick me when I'm different
And don't think that I'll forget how humans behave.

You should treat me like a wild dog
Unless you want my teeth in your neck.

Written in April 2021.

Take me back.

Take me home.