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Four Decades Looming

 
 
 

Four Decades Looming

thinking of the wolf in the black church
chained just before the altar to an iron stake long ago
pounded into the wooden floor
old earth occasionally spilling
bloodied, chain collared biting
two dogs bred for fighting
yipping, snapping, gnashing
a pail of water thrown at the triad between rounds
I might be dying
just not yet ...







Article © Mike Zone. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-04-26
Image(s) are public domain.


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