Poemdog

Dogs 2018

24 TIMES
(4/11/18)

bound

turning

twisting

trying to
avoid
the repeated
stabs

oddly
she's fairly
silent

just labored
breathing

small groans

concentrating
on the effort
to dodge
that next
plunge
of the knife

incredulous
more
than fearful

how could
this
be happening?

when
the killer
finally relents

walks
away

how
can I still
be alive?

of course
finally
she succumbs
to her wounds

a bit sooner
than the
rest
of us

her death
very much
a mystery

no one
will be surprised
at ours