dinner for four


the dogs were in the kitchen
sniffing the tile and looking away
whenever I glanced back
over my left shoulder

they knew better
but nonetheless tested the limits
of their sensory curiosity

opening the lid to the beef tips
I picked up the wooden spoon and
growled something incoherently

they immediately receded
to their respective corners
giving way to the grey tiger
crouching in the shadows

april two thousand seventeen
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One Response to dinner for four

  1. kathywaller says:

    That’s the Great Chain of Being, all right. No matter what you hear, it’s tigers at the top, dogs somewhere below. As far as the tiger is concerned.

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