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The Dog-Man : A Poem

Updated on June 10, 2012

The Dog-Man

Stuck in confederate backwoods where James

Byrd was drug behind a pick-up truck I find love

There she goes through woods on asphalt roads

The dog-man dances past the old church house

He swipes his forehead, pores full of sour liquor

The modest congregation shouts “Hallelujah!”

As the pastor enthralls his dwindling flock

Black cats lap milk from a shallow bowl

On the wooden porch where I hang my legs

Meows favor the cries of an infant inside

The trailer home where my love resides

I met her in the city where fiberglass

And metal are a substitute for foliage

A lovelorn not yet scorned woman

Foreign to my world of access

Reflection on the glass

She catches my glance

Almond shaped eyes

Gaze into mine

I pause for a moment

Fast forward to present

She stands bare foot on shallow grass

My callus palms clasp her hands

The dog-man dances past pit-bulls

Stuck on chains in those backwoods

They bark his name in baritone

Their master has returned home

He smiles at me with rotten teeth

Calls out a muffled “hello”

I am foreign to her world

The hospitality of folks

Down those old back roads

PWIV


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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      lol my hats won't fit! Thanks for the encouraging words Frank!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      I'm going to say it one more time.. you are creative and yeah let it go to your head.. because your work backs it up :) Frank

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello addingsense.. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the vote!!

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      Akhil S Kumar 5 years ago from kerala

      hi,

      i really appreciate you to write like this. ooo.. i enjoyed it.

      especially "Their master has returned home

      He smiles at me with rotten teeth

      Calls out a muffled “hello”" these lines.

      great

      voted beautiful

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank you angel115707! I appreciate your comment.. peace..

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      Angel Ward 5 years ago from Galveston, TX

      absolutely love it, your imagery is amazing...