Song of the Old Dog (Las Canciones del Perro Antiguo)

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song of the old dog

many years ago I wrote this poem - could be called song of the street dog...

. brown dog

shimmies along street edges
hunger shapes him draws him
threaded by a lean needle
thru stiff tail
bone ribs curved in & out
long muscle that knows how to eat itself
his ravening eye an apex

brown dog
shimmies thru back streets
amber sparks snap from heels
nails rasp pavement
clickety clickety clickety
code to the world above & below
I’m here here here & I’m hungry
I eat from metal cans
food trapped in wrappings

brown dog
ganglia vibrating/humming telephone wires
dangling just beyond man’s nets
within a bare frame: life
clicketyy clickety clickety
the metronome racing to close
a brown tail
a loose thread
Xmas 83

Pat Newson more than 3 years ago

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