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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

SKULL ON POST
(10/23/17)

difficult
to discern
from a distance

some sort
of stick
with a ball
of fluff
on the end

maybe
another
small stick
poking out
of the fluff

as I walk
closer
I can define
a spine

a desiccated
head

a beak

from what
type of bird
I am not
sure

a mummified
face
devoid
of body

left
on the
curb

I expect
the beak
to open

a song
to erupt

much
as I anticipate
speech
from passing
humans
on the steet

we are all
of a similar
state

partial
skeletons
always missing
something
vital

a bone
or two
short of
flight