Today's poem is by Nick Courtright


Dogma, from the Greek, means "that which one

thinks is true,"

but less literally, and less terribly,
it just means opinion. We've been advised

to shy from it.

I Picture this: a dog barking, but its bark
is insistent

and all the shouts
out the window at it to

quiet the hell down

won't get the job done.

This is dogma
I'm talking about, so watch out.

It'll keep you up at night, and if it doesn't then maybe
you've lost your hearing.

Copyright © 2011 Nick Courtright All rights reserved
from he Body is A Little Gilded Cage
Gold Wake Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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