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Dogs 2017

LONE LOPER
(11/21/17)

walking
the winter
nights
is best

only vehicular
traffic
filling
the streets

pedestrians
have been reduced
to one

a boogeyman

a zombie

a striding
shadow
that strikes
apprehension

if not fear

in all
who see
him

a figure
who holds
no dread
in the daylight

but darkness
transforms him

into
a phantom

a specter

not some
scrawny
old man
limping circles
in obscurity