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The Dog Hour

This author is a recipient

of the Sigma Tau Delta Award

Sigma Tau Delta Awarde

Karina Marquez ('22)

is a BHIS Provider at Heart and Solutions (BHIS = Behavioral Health Intervention Service) in Davenport, Iowa. One of her favorite SAU memories is sitting on a bench: the one on a hill next to the Beehive that's alone and oversees like a third of campus. A fun fact about Marquez is that she does photoshoots of her roommate's cats. She mostly writes poetry for fun, but has dabbled in fiction too!


I walk about at the dog hour,

when my strides are matched by barks.

And I can’t help

but think of you

as I march forward, away from the canine teeth nipping at my heels.

You are not a dog,

but I am the dirt you dig in

to bury your bones.

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