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Dogs 2018

NIGHTWALKER
(11/17/18)


so peaceful

out
in the dark

people
knowing
that you're
there

but not
really
seeing you

I feel
safe

covered
in this crepuscular
cloak

"he
scared me
to death
last night"

my neighbor
told me

"all
I could see
was this limping
shadow
out there
in the street

so I got
back
into my car
and locked
the doors
until he was
gone"

she seemed
genuinely upset
by the imagined
possibilities

"I texted
you
to come save
me

but I guess
that your phone
was off"

I never
take my phone
with me

I told
her

when I walk
in the evenings