Poemdog

Dogs 2020

viii
(1/19/2020)


houses

dorms

apartments

barracks

cells

were all
so foreign
in the beginning

otherworldly
places

but soon
they were
homes
like any
structure

with
their own
routines
to breed
familiarity

now Faris
lives in
a cave

the first
few days
bringing
strange
smells

disturbing
sounds

shifting
shadows

ghosts
of every
variety

specters
of past
mistakes

but now
he haunts
the space

and the
devils
flee
his presence