Piper’s Big Eye

img_4241Coffee grounds, banana peels
white, congealed, ground-beef grease,
scraps of moldy bread crust and
the disgarded remains of Mr. Spot’s hot wings, “hot”
with limp celery and blue cheese dressing untouched
heaped in a bowl
so-called recyclables
waiting to be devoured…

Paws fully extended,
lying flat agains the cold concrete
chain pulled taut against the fuchsia nylon collar
encircling a neatly groomed neck.
Strip o’bacon tongue outstretched
straining, yet not quite
eyes bulging,
yearning for a dog’s delight.

-s.a.d. 4/17/1995

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.