William Cook

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William Cook is from NZ. BA Hons in English Literature. Published poetry in Canta, Zephyr, Poetry NZ (20) , Southern Ocean Review, Indite Circle; short stories published in Remark issue 34 June '05 and Mindfire Renewed June '05. Currently working on an noir-crime novel & a collection of short stories.
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Genus Canis Liberalis

I hate to hear dogs barking
it reminds me of the humans
that put them there behind the fences
of boring little houses
with unimaginative small yards

it reminds me of stupidity
bleeding from those ignorant fools
like blood from a wound that never heals

it reminds me of war
& the things that die therein
that had no cause to die
& blunt greed that passes for posterity
& all the other putrid human traits
that we convince ourselves as honourable
& pure
we without fault or accountability
judge & jury
to the poor dumb animals
we breed & ...

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