DPF / Kleinzahler

For talking dogs, from poemhunter.com.

from The Dog Stolz / by August Kleinzahler

looked in my eye and smiled, best as a dog can,
then turned ruminative and spoke once more:
–“I simply have to knock off that essay on Sassoon.”
This would have been Sassoon the war poet, understand.
Dogs cannot write. My mother told me this.