Barker

                     The old dog barks backwards without getting up.
                     I can remember when he was a pup.
                                                                   - Robert Frost

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                      From his high dais, down barks the old
                      backwards DOG of the MILKY MIDWAY,
                     CARNIE-KING of dark matter, dark energy,
                     and empty orbits.

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