Jeffrey Harrison

(Cincinnati, Ohio)

Rilke's Fear Of Dogs - Poem by Jeffrey Harrison

had less to do
with any harm
they might inflict
than with the sad
look in their eyes
expressing a need
for love he felt
he couldn't meet.
And so he looked
away from them.


He was too busy
for such obligations,
waiting instead
for angels to speak,
looking up at heaven
with an expression
they couldn't help
responding to,
try as they might
to avoid his gaze.


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  • Silver Star - 4,386 Points Douglas Scotney (6/29/2013 10:13:00 PM)

    a dog to himself. Thanks for 'Fork' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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