Bill Grace


Dog Nose - Poem by Bill Grace

Dog knows by nose
he does not know the word
'epistemology'
nor does he care
to know,
his nose the circumference
of his understanding -
no secret ghosts:
death
poverty
failed loves
fear,
just a nose
through which he understands the world
and you
and me.

Topic(s) of this poem: animals


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Walking the dog after a three week case of writer's block these words came to me.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, January 23, 2015


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