Shadorma 296, 297

From the collection The Immediate and No Sooner, 2021.

Shadorma 296

Nerves tensed up
we wait. Barking dog
quiet now
but will he
start up again? Oh I wish
he’d stroke out and die

Shadorma 297

Breathe again
Don’t say settle down
Say kick hard
at the door
closed in your face. No demure.
No bashful. Kick hard.

2 thoughts on “Shadorma 296, 297

    • This dog is still around but he doesn’t seem to be outside as much. He has an irritating intermittent bark. Just when you think it’s over…there he goes again. I am less aggravated by it now than when I wrote the poem but still…

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