Dogs 2010

BAYING AT NOTHING
(9/27/10)


it drives
my wife
crazy

the constant
yipping
yapping
howling
and growling
of the canines
on our block

she has
cursed
and complained
to no
avail

windows
closed
music playing
she still
hears them

she
stomps about
railing
at the rudeness
of our
neighbors

she
bails
her bile
upon me
and all I can do
is grimace
and shake
my head
in supposed
sympathy

I would not
notice the noise
without
her prompting

dogs
will
bark
after all

I have
only
her bite
to fear