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  November 2004
volume 2 number 4
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Francisco Dominguez
November 2004
   

 

bio


    Francisco J. Dominguez emigrated from Mexico to the United States at the age of 13. Since then, he has written and published a book of poetry, Estranged by the Airfields of Vienna. Fran's creative work is mostly comprised of short prose and free verse. As an immigrant, his endeavors are based on an outside-looking-in perspective. Fran is the art editor for poeticdiversity, and has been writing poetry for more than 10 years. He lives in Long Beach, California.

Room 208

   

 

Emma

Minutes are ill spent

watching the damned

thing toss, turn, twirl,

and then finally…



POUNCE!



Oh, what a web is woven

when she becomes

excited by the sound

of my voice saying,



"Let's go out for a walk!"



She runs and runs

in circles until

the length of her leash

is spent.



Laundry, dishes,

shower and all other

matter of work

become stalled



while watching her

play for ten minutes,

and then thirty,

and finally an hour



passes unsuspected

from all awareness

and responsibility

pressing forth in vain.



Even the television

in this house has become

grossly neglected since she

got here three days ago.



It makes you wonder

if animal television programming

was created to gain

the viewership back, doesn't it?

copyright 2004 Francisco Dominguez