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

  1. 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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