Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Sleeping With The Dead
(10/1/2021)


mother

uncle

grandparents

great uncles
and aunts

friends

and a
brother
who died
before Brother
Bollocks
was even
born

he sees
them all

talks
to them
all

they are
deceased
only during
his waking
hours

living
through him
at night

never
really
gone

Brother Bollocks
wonders
if he haunts
the dreams
of the dead

if they are
as confused
to his
status

as he
is
to theirs