"Hoping God Eats Fish and Chips"

Raymond Fraser

A car pulls up to William’s Fish & Chips

a man and woman get out

and leaving their little terrier behind

enter the restaurant


The little dog looks wildly around


He’s frightened, worried

thinks they’ve abandoned him

puts his paws on the driver’s side window

paws feverishly at the glass


Like me

he doesn’t know

what’s going on


thinking God’s up and left

never to return

locked the doors behind him

buggered off for good

Source: Fraser, Raymond.  Before You’re a Stranger.  Lion’s Head Press, 2000. 

Photo credit to Fran Linden via FreeImages.com: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/fried-fish-and-chips-1317529