Dogs 2013

UNFINISHED BREAKFAST
(1/10/13)


we
found him
there

dead
on the floor

mouthful
of peanut
butter

steel
bar
across his
neck

he had
been
a low level
phantom
for the last
few days

scurrying along
our periphery
but never
presenting
himself
for proper
identification

so
I set
the traps
but after
the first
few nights
we thought
that we might
be seeing
things

early
the third
morning
we heard
the metallic crack
of his
death

before
releasing
his little corpse
into the trash
I took
a quick
look

despite
disease
damage
and turd
potentials
I felt sorry
for the little
guy

maybe
the black eyes
soft fur
and tiny feet
sent me into
a hamster
flashback
from my
youth

maybe
his fur
wasn't
the only thing
soft
around here

I tossed
the body
into the can

the trap
onto
a garage shelf

then drove
to work

I hope
the little shit
really enjoyed
that last
creamy
bite