04 June 2011

Gallop

Gallop 6/4

A dog off a leash running through traffic
its fur a glossy chocolate brown
the muscles under its skin bulge and twist
its tongue lashing the air between cars

The world breathes but cannot release
the pressure in this humidity
The dog’s skin blends in with the car tires
and the sound of honking is lost behind
the sound of the dog panting