Dog by Lynn White

Dog

Don’t challenge his growls,
said the man with no face.
Look down on the ground,
be humble, not brave.

Don’t cry if you fall,
the blind girl explained.
The field’s full of dog shit,
so don’t touch your eyes.

I loved my pet doggy,
the dead baby cries.
We all loved him so much
until the day that I died.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem ‘A Rose For Gaza’ was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition 2014. This and many other poems, have been widely published in anthologies and journals such as Vagabond Press, Apogee, Firewords, Indie Soleil, Pilcrow & Dagger and Snapdragon.

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