psalm 59: stray dog

photo credit: inkity.com

photo credit: inkity.com

it’s happening again, night is falling
the shadows are returning and
that ravenous stray dog has come
to howl at my door once more.

sometimes i think if i refused
to feed him just this one time,
he’d finally leave for good,
but if i encourage him
there’s always the chance
this unrelenting hunger
will never end.

this time i think i’ll simply
open wide to his song,
maybe i’ll discover it’s not
a wail endlessly devouring, but
rather an exquisite hymn of welcome to
the twilight softly spreading.

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