He Stood Over the Kitchen Sink

As when a single drop

of  white vinegar


first touches

baking soda,


his tears erupted



when the first

word about his now

dead dog


emerged from his

lips and touched


the dry, desert air.


And then one day

as another word


emerged, he thought

about the tear


as it, too, emerged

but just a moment



and knew, it was time

to let the air dry


the tear and cry


no more


when he spoke

of his


now dead dog.




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