Poemdog

Dogs 2015

DEAD FLESH
(12/22/15)


I drove over
a road kill 'possum
this morning
on the way
to work

the corpse
was illuminated
quite nicely
by my headlights

the scene
certainly
took the edge
off
any breakfast
appetite

an hour later
I was offered
a Christmas ham

my mind
only pictured
bones

brains

bowels

blood matted
hair

I suppressed
a slight gag

I imagined
a pig's head
in that box

no

no
thank you

just
coffee
please