Dog’s Sleep by Ayaz Pirani

Poem title: Dog’s Sleep
Poet name: Ayaz Pirani
Poem: I didn’t measure up 
to his over-joy.

Rarely did I meet him halfway 
in sleep.

I wasn’t that faithful.
My dog

spoke only one syllable 
but I ignored

the very itch
he was interested in.

With Freud’s head-tilt 
my dog

kept his thoughts and bones 

His grudge
was with the doorbell.
End of poem.
Credits and bio: Copyright © Ayaz Pirani
Ayaz Pirani’s books are Happy You Are Here, Kabir’s Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets, and How Beautiful People Are.