Gris-Gris, an online journal of literature, culture & the arts

Dump Dog


 by Ed Hammerli


As if to take a nap

or a long sleep


that would help things

make things better,


or maybe thinking

she would wake up


somewhere else than

a trash dump beside


a shell road looking for

lost gone taken puppies,


she decided to curl up

with full nipples


and take a death.