Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dog Outside a Bar


Dog Outside a Bar

Memory is loyalty
to something not there.
I sit outside the past
like a dog outside

a bar, and what
I'm waiting for went
out the back door
hours ago. I furrow

my brow and alert
my ears and eyes.
And I remember.
The future wants

to take me for a
walk. It hooks
a leash to my collar.
And here we go.

Copyright 2012 Hans Ostrom
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