A Poet's Double Life

For poets working outside the literary world.

April Poem-a-Day Challenge, Day 20

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Prompt: Write a beyond poem

What a Dog Sees
~for Brody

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You. Not your persona
or degrees, not the way
you looked at 10 years old
with your owl-shaped
glasses and buck teeth
unfashionably dressed
in hand-me-down plaid.
A black Lab will beat
his tail on the coffee table
for your attention, walk
to a box of chew toys, sink
his nose and mouth into the flimsy
cardboard, and one-by-one
drop Beanie Babies at your feet
as if offering a sacrifice
to a goddess. Because to him,
that is what you are.

~Pamela L. Taylor © 2013

Author: poetsdoublelife

Poet and data guru living in Massachusetts.

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