Issue 5
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top dog

under a bench 

a small white dog digs 


‘desire is doubled in love’ 


not to middle earth 

but to lie in 


and done, now brown   

(reward of honest labor) 


when a big dog barks him out 

‘love is doubled in anger’ 


but not fitting the hole 

cedes it back 

for further excavation 


reunited with the sentiment 

more dirt flies 



to further sully  

poor relation 


yet both desires persist 

in each mind 


even after desire has or doesn’t 

been satisfied 


in the underworld 


Cerberus waits