stretching one paw in front of the other
& yawning the way I’ve always wanted to yawn
or the way I once yawned but can no longer
remember or the way I will begin to yawn now
that the dog is here & the shelves are hung
& I love the way our things look together.
Kati Goldstein is a writer and teacher based in Chicago, Illinois. She received her MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and her BA in Creative Writing from Colorado College. Her work has appeared in Reality Hands, Voicemail Poems, Phantom Books, and Columbia Poetry Review, among other publications.