To a Dog Who Sang the Blues When Left Alone at Days Inn

mark-jackleyMark Jackley‘s work has appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Sugar House Review, Natural Bridge and other journals. His new book of poems On the Edge of a Very Small Town is available for free via email request.

Visitant is featuring a selection of poems from On the Edge of a Very Small Town.


To a Dog Who Sang the Blues When Left Alone at Days Inn

I never learned to lift
the instruments of my ears

to the trombone ease of love
sliding in and out.

Sometimes they don’t come back.
Teach me how to howl.

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