Dogs 2015

BLEMISH
(3/6/15)


they
told us
in the Arctic
that the bears
assumed anything
dark
on the ice
to be food

we always
took the dogs
on hikes
as possible
distractions

they considered
the outings
to be just
good fun

in my
myopic morning
I stand
in the bathtub
and see
a fuzzy spot
near my foot
as I shower

no edibles
here
the contrast
usually means
insect

hoping
that it's not
a recluse
I herd it
with a toe
toward the drain

life
is hard
on each
cold white
expanse