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RIC S. BASTASA


Contemplation 3


At night the dog
woes the moon

the moon sways
and wades on the
water in love with
a fish

the dog keeps on
wooing
when you hear it
it is actually crying

a dog is a dog is a dog.
losing patience it swims
in the water and eats
both the fish and the moon.

now it rests in the dark
loving more the
satisfaction that silence
usually gives
to persistent and
violent lovers.

Submitted: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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