knock before entering

Poem #8 from: Memoir of a Dog

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a cardboard sign
tacked to the lamp-post says

home-made kennels
all sizes
16 barnard street

~

well
it’s big enough
and we’ve made it comfortable
but
he doesn’t want anything to do with it

we’ve tried enticing
toys
nibbles
tricks

push and shove

he won’t enter
won’t stay

seems to feel we’re inflicting
an unpleasantness

time to use plan b
if only we had one

this should’ve been easy

~

our youngest has disappeared

so has the dog

fast initiation of the quick search
we’ve perfected

murmurings are detected
from the vicinity
of the kennel

soothing sounds
reassuring

the boy has taken upon himself
the habituation of dog and kennel

they both look warm and comfortable
though perhaps
a little too snug

kennel 30%


© Frank Prem 2009

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