RAINE REFLECTIONS

© Christopher Raine

My dog,

never missing

an opportunity

to sniff and piss

at any outcropping,

raises his leg

in Attitude,

a variation on

the classic Arabesque,

he drops a few dribbles

assumes First Position,

puffs up his chest,

and claws powerful

hind legs at the earth

a morning cock-crow

my God, he's proud

of the territorial mark

left behind for others

then again, everyone

thinks they're

an artist these days

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Territorial