Today's poem is by Knute Skinner

Dog in the Road

The dog lies in the middle of the road
indifferent as an occasional car
manoeuvres around it.
Only once, when a driver honks,
does it lift its head from its paws
before settling again on the gravel.
Is this what they have in mind
when they call it a dog's life?

Whatever those words mean,
it's the life I'm living, I suppose,
stuck as I am by this window,
looking out this window at a dog,
at a dog I don't know,
and asking which one of us
will be the first one of us
to get out of the way.

Copyright © 2014 Knute Skinner All rights reserved
from Concerned Attentions
Salmon Poetry
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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