Childhood Dog



upon snow’s bellowing return / the hill outside my childhood home calls / I catch a glimpse / of days passed / earth’s covers / blinding / the sun in it’s amber glory / my feet settle / into old boots / peppermint soaks upon my tongue / I taste early mornings / snow delays crackle through the radio dial / and now / in front of me / pawprints left / by my childhood dog / I want to bury myself / in the nights when she found me / when midnight had lost interest / and I was left to off tune crickets / does my voice / meet her howls / someplace passed the horizon? / when the night train whistles / she returns home

 

Poet's bio: Kelli Lage lives in the Midwest countryside with her husband, and dog, Cedar. Lage is currently earning her degree in Secondary English Education. Lage states she is here to give readers words that resonate. Awards: Special Award for First-time Entrant, Lyrical Iowa.

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