She tugged the leash and the dog fell in,
to walk along beside,
back to the house, and there to face,
the one who knew just why.
She would demand a reason,
then the truth find, in his eyes.
And she’d not tolerate avoidance,
honesty, she would command,
and confront the fear, not hide,
it was time to take that stand.
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