POETRY

My Dog Sees Dead People

Wendy Cohan

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Photo by Ryan Walton on Unsplash

My dog sees dead people. Sometimes this freaks me out,
especially if it’s late at night or the wind is howling through the gap
under the front door, or when I’m up late watching a scary movie.
And I have to tell her, sternly, “Birdie, stop it. There’s no one there.”
But how do I really know?

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Wendy Cohan

Author of character-driven women's fiction, short stories, and essays. Her contemporary romance, The Renaissance Sisters, debuted May 23, 2023.