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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Dog At Your Door



In her dark house you sisters sleep still unaware

of this barking hungry dog outside scratching hard

at the back door through which he smells your mother’s ghost

burning up your bread books and boots in her oven


You wake first and shake Norma wishing she could keep

sleeping and dreaming of a song without questions

and Ruth keeps her eyes shut for she will not tell where

the key to your mother’s house is that would admit


me who won’t ignore her and let out you who would


Brian Chan was born in Guyana and now lives in Alberta, Canada. These poems are from his new collection Gift of Screws which will be published by Peepal Tree Press in February 2006.


Posted by jebratt :: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 :: 0 comments

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