Dog

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Dog

Not away, but after
or contrary,

the reversal indicative
and untoward: scratching,

she spirals to the perfect
spot between us, touching both,

then sighs. In comfort, in ecstasy,
in contentment, who can say?

But we sigh in response.

 

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“Dog” first appeared on the blog in October 2014. The photo is of Apollonia, aka Apple.

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BUY MY BOOK, OR THE CHIHUAHUA GETS

BUY MY BOOK, OR THE CHIHUAHUA GETS…

Pardon the interruption. The book in question is From Every Moment a Second, available for prepublication order from Finishing Line Press.

…A BELLY RUB!

WHAT? YOU WERE EXPECTING SOMETHING ELSE?

 

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

The dog is my shadow and I fear his loss. My loss.
I cook for him daily, in hope of retaining him.

Each regret is a thread woven around the oak’s branches.
Each day lived is one less to live.

Soon the rabbits will be safe, and the squirrels.
As if they were not. One morning

I’ll greet an empty space and walk alone,
toss the ball into the yard, where it will remain.

It is Mother’s Day.
Why did I not weep at my mother’s grave?

I unravel the threads and place them around the dog.
The wind carries them aloft.

“Mother’s Day” first appeared in The Lake in July 2016.