Poemdog

Dogs 2016

FAMILIAR STINK
(6/22/16)


I smell
the carcass
before
I see it

the remains
are off
the side
of the road

blood

bones

guts

death

waiting

in the mid 90s
heat

the high
humidity

quite
the pungent
odor

or just
plain
disgusting

although
not
as nauseating
as it once
seemed to be

maybe
with age
my nose
is no longer
as sensitive

maybe
as I get closer
to being a corpse
myself

the scent
is simply
becoming
acceptable