The dog
that bit you
foams at the mouth
with a vibrant yellow
like the declining sun
being pulled by the smallest
wave into the dead fish sea.
There is an opening, like a pupil
in the eye of a whirlpool that spells
a solitary fear watching the day’s ease.

about the author
Herbert Woodward Martin will be on the staff for The Antioch Writer’s Workshop teaching the poetry session. He has poems scheduled to appear in The Seneca Review, Plainsongs, Common Threads, and Found Poems. Recently, he narrated Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait with The Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra. His latest volume of poetry is titled On The Flyleaf, from Bottom Dog Press.