A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My New Pet

Outside my window
There is the sound of
Soft regular breaths

Home alone
I investigate
Even in daylight

It’s the wind
Soughing of course, but
No wind sounds like this

Except that which
Rushes in the lungs
Lifts up the belly 

Sighs out the mouth
Of some great invisible beast
Surrounding my home

Horror poetry,
What dreams am I
Invoking with you?

But perhaps it is
A gentle beast that
Surrounds to protect

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