Recent Post
@metatronpress

- 5 days ago

RT @emmasheinbaum: ahhhh thrilled to share that @metatronpress published my short & sweet poem today as part of their MicroMeta series! 💖💖…
h J R
@metatronpress

- 5 days ago

RT @natasha__young: my essay "Daddy Issues" from issue 125 of @believermag on @saskiavogel 's beautiful bdsm novel Permission, Jacques Laca…
h J R
@metatronpress

- 6 days ago

RT @OpenBookON: We're excited to share the 1st entry by new columnist @Shazia_R, who you'll know as one of our WIR superstars, & the author…
h J R
@metatronpress

- 7 days ago

RT @yyzachary: "There is love in never throwing old tickets, notes, or anything at all away— Every twinned scrap an artefact to be revered,…
h J R
Archives

OMEGA | Rosamond Atkin
3461
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-3461,single-format-standard,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-6.3,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.0.1,vc_responsive

Rosamond Atkin

20 May Rosamond Atkin

TWO DOGS

 

Two dogs
Fall in love

Their Owners
Don’t know

One dog
Like a plant

Cranes his neck
Toward the sunbeams

Of his dog lover
Rushing beyond

The golf course
Into suburban woods

To their secret
Meeting place

When his Owner
Dies one night

Watching Netflix

Dropping the remote
On the carpeted floor

*

The two dogs
Met at the run

Conspiring against
Their collars

The other dog
Loves to run

She mostly liked to run
With her dog lover

She is suspicious of dogs
That want anything more—

Dogs that want to fill
The negative spaces

Between each other

With gardens
That they force to grow

*

She said Congratulations
About the dead Owner

He was offended, saying

Well, it’s comforting
Being Owned

 


 

Rosamond Atkin studies literature at Dawson College in Montreal and works at a breakfast restaurant. Find her on Twitter @separateqc.

More Recent Posts