the one that has me treat-trained
sits in its worn out spot on the floor
every day, same time
it has now developed
a professional smirk
a badge of accomplishment
shall I acquiesce yet again?
am I but a human yo-yo
spun into the Sleeper
then drawn back for endless repeats?
meanwhile, back at the ranch,
the brother and sister laze on the lounge
they are having a lick fest-
you do me, I’ll do you
I watch in amused fascination until
they seem to come to themselves
and realize where they are
and what they are doing
the licking stops, the eyes go wide
the other gets a choke hold on him
the claws and teeth come out
there is a high pitched scream
I wonder what I have done
to cause this magic moment.
Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.