The Shadow of Dog

i can feel the shadow of dog
the quiet looming of dread 
in the hint of a breath
on the back of my neck
but nothing is there when i look

i can feel the shadow of dog
as days become short
the soft click of their paws
on foundational floors
are felt by my unhearing ears

i can feel the shadow of dog
in the scent of the chill
as the autumn leaves fell
from tired trees 
that no longer care

i can feel the shadow of dog
i know that it's here
but what colour they are
when i open the door
is a choice i make once again

©ceenoa

4 thoughts on “The Shadow of Dog

    • Claudette 11/05/2022 / 8:14 pm

      Me too, one of those fluffy little cuddly white dogs.

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    • Claudette 12/05/2022 / 8:51 pm

      High praise indeed, Mr B, thank you. I’m hoping the dog will bug off, but i know from experience it will be hanging around on the edge. As long as it stays there things will be ok. Much love to you and yours.

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