22 June 2009

Kept His Tongue For Licking

10234_Dog-sticking-tongue-out

our conversation
had a generous feeling
of unique association
the JRT’s propriety
was immaculate silence
waited ‘til I ran dry
yipped affirmation

I know my fantasy
is more a need
that loneliness
manufactures
than bending his ear
but he held my gaze
unstintingly

acknowledged
without comment
remained a wiser dog
kept his tongue
for licking – so no-one
misconstrues
the symptoms
© 26 March 2009, I. D. Carswell