“Quiet White Dog Short Poem,” by Eric Robert Nolan

A tottering nocturnal poppy,
its tail is a plume that moves between tombstones —
as white as them,
as white as the moon ,
and as noiseless as either,
the night’s silent, snowy, swaying bloom —
quiet white dog in a mountain graveyard.

(c) Eric Robert Nolan 2022


Photo credit: Olliebailie, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons

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