This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 9 No. 2, "Festival: Celebrating Southern Literature." Find more from that issue here.
A dead dog
on his back by the road
his paws and stomach sprung up in the air
his guts the color of clear sky
and corn flowers.
A million flies feasting
love is everywhere.
Wallace Kaufman, a real estate developer and broker for 15 years, is co-author of The Beaches Are Moving and writes fiction and nonfiction about business, Central America and natural resources. He has twice testified in support of barrier islands preservation legislation, breaking ranks with the National Association of Realtors. (1982)