A Poem for You: Stay Safe


Stay Safe BY LUTHER HUGHES The dog outside won’t stop swallowing the city with its harping. Sooner or later some good citizen will peek through their blinds asking themselves about the fuss, wanting to know what cruel somebody abandoned such loyalty—some Golden Retriever, some snip-tailed Rottweiler, who knows. Next to me, he is asleep, the one I love, the one who promised me a dog in the long seasons to come. He says when the sun is at its most weary, when the sky collapses into the Cascades, when the wounds of autumn vanish into miles of snowy flesh, then. The truth [...]