Leslie Philibert

Bronze Star - 2,826 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

Black Dog - Poem by Leslie Philibert

A black dog has
clawed the string of my heels,
followed my eyes,
heavy with dark corners.

Pushed me over the fence,
down the path
broken with stones,
cruel with gravel

and chased me into
the shallows
where I hit the tide
with the flat of my hand.

Topic(s) of this poem: fear of self

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 4, 2015

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