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Oliver Kleyer: Where My Home Is


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For the dog one floor below


He barks when I pass his door,

because I am not his mistress.


He barks when the pizza guy comes,

because we ordered nothing for him.


He barks when the package deliverer rings,

because he can’t open the door.


But as long as he barks, I know

where my home is.



About the Author: Oliver Kleyer works as a teacher in a refugee camp in Northern Germany. He writes in German and English. His works can be found in Wortwahl, The Creative Zine, Trash to Treasure, One Sentence Poems and elsewhere. He tweets at @funnyfrogget.

 

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