Stray Dog at Ephesus
Maybe he’s looking for water
or waiting for some guy in a toga
to come out of the library and walk
him home, give him treats stamped
with Constantine’s image. Or he thought
this would be a good place
to find a bone.
Maybe he went there to stand on a Roman
road and stare at sandy buildings and
deep blue sky, like I came here to
wander around in your dark eyes and lose
myself between the sandy columns
of your arms.