Roscoe

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Roscoe 

He sits with me. Always. I continue

to drink my coffee.

His mahogany eyes craving my attention.

Beckoning,

he requests just a minute of time. I begin another task. Yet, he lingers.

He lovingly

challenges me to a game,

as he plops his squeaky toy in my lap.

I throw it high.

He springs to action. Bolting. He lands back at my feet.

He begged for more. His gentle gaze

yearning.

My heart beats

blissfully

for this softhearted dog.

For the time being, we are

together.  The background fades.

I am present  with him.

The Antagonist

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The Antagonist
They followed him blindly in to the woods. Branches swayed in a seduction of unison.  The light between the trees was lynched, by his grandiosity and lies. Many continued without hesitation. He asked for a sacrifice of integrity, in exchange for boundless gains. The trees crowded around them until all he requested was placed on the altar.

The creature is walking freely, as the thicket suffocates his disciples.