The city is host to large numbers of street people and dogs. They move and mingle  in packs each protecting the other. Urban hybrids. They live primaly surviving invisibly along side and among the city sophisticates. 

Buenos Aires Urban Nocturne

Dank mid winter mist

Cloying wet wool weather 

Sundown Avenida Callao  

Dark sodden sidewalk

yellow shop windows

Diners warm and uncaring

Of the whithered street 

People and their packs

Populating the corners

And underhangs preparing

For another night in

The rain 


His pack three

Urban mongrels

Big matted wary

City dogs resolute

Fiercely loyal

Vigilant professional


His possessions 

In the shopping cart

Removed with long

Experience to build

The night shelter

Survival technology

Refined over years

Urbanized climatized


The homeward walkers 

Consider them invisible 

Their existence their world

A forth dimension

They are incapable

Of seeing 


Settled dry within the undercroft

he cocoons bivouacked 

the pack on station guarding

The alpha male sleeping

A perimeter of feral sentinels 

Assures his rest


Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-02-17 at 00:01

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
What a powerful picture youíve created. The truth is both ugly and beautiful, strange and commonplace, dark and brilliant. The poetry is outstanding. Iím deeply touched by it all. Thank you for seeing what so many do not.

Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
This is artistry, alert and perceptive. As usual! Bravo and perhaps even bravo Z!