A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

GUNDAY MORNING
(7/16/11)


22
year old
student
with part
time
job

on Monday
he opens

he knocks
on the store
front door
waiting
to be let
in

worrying
about nothing
except
getting through
the next
8 hours

behind him
he hears
a door
close

hard

then
there's a pistol
in his face

four
men in masks
with weapons
and tasers

they
want in

fast

he tells
them
no key
so they break
the glass
of the door
push him through
the opening
then round up
the few employees
already at their posts
running them back
to the warehouse
forcing them all
to the concrete
floor

yelling
commanding
threatening

the victims
await
their
executions

then
an alarm
goes off

the attackers
hesitate
then flee

~

after
the police
interview
he elects
to go home

with pay

then spend
the rest
of the day
with his
girlfriend

he smiles
and says
no problem
but his eyes
say differently

his attackers
still at large
remain running
through
his mind

he'll
be a hostage
for awhile