Dogs 2010

VEGETARIAN NIGHTMARE
(11/19/10)


disturbing
images
drifting through
the former
solace
of sleep

cow legs
dangling
above me
entangled
in chains
dripping blood
upon my
forehead

I awake
to find
one of my wife's
stuffed Holsteins
knocked loose
of the headboard
and resting
comfortably
across my
hairline

I replace
the cloth carcass
roll over
and contemplate
another
turkeyless
Thanksgiving