Canis, by Lana Dean Helm


@Dieter_G via Pixabay

Let sleeping dogs and other beasts

lie where they will. There’s too much

at risk to do otherwise, or so the words

would have you believe. I’d rather

nuzzle into the necks of them, inhaling

fur, and frost, and the nectar of their slumber.

Up against voices, claws always win.


Lana Dean Helm holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. She writes poetry in Southern Indiana, where she is an English professor, piano teacher, and dog sitter. Her interests include live music, comic books, sci-fi, and marine biology. Lana received a nomination for the 43rdAnnual Pushcart Prize for her poem, “Shadows of Birds.” Her poems have been published by Weasel Press, Tigershark Publishing, Thurston Howl Publications, Sediments Literary-Arts Journal, Slipstream Press,Lost Tower Publications, Halcyon Days Magazine, Blue Horse Press, you are here: the journal of creative geography, Three Drops Press, & Rose Red Review.

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