January 25, 2015

Distant Dogs


In the dark
I hear distant dogs
breaking the silence,
as I stare
into the face
of nothing,
their barking
fainter now
than before.

It carries over land,
across empty roads
through thin air,
making me wish
I was one of them,
feeling savage life
running through
my veins, cold steel 
chains holding me
back, if only
I could still
be there.