Dogs 2005

AN EASY JOURNEY
(11/19/05)


an eclipse
of micro-moon Phobos
by the shadowy Mars
Calypso forever following
it's larger sibling Tethys
around a giant Saturn
stars being born
distances away
too difficult
to comprehend

all exist plainly
a foot and a half
from our glowing faces
clicking happily away
from one image
to the next
we know
these heavenly apparitions
better than we know
our own earthly
neighbors

web-linked
beyond our world
we make sense
of the cosmological
meanderings of behemoths
forever away
while failing
to understand
the disenchantment
of the disenfranchised multitudes
all so miserable
in their apparent
disconnectivity
we reach for the stars
with our fingers of thought
while the foundation of humanity
erodes from beneath
our feet

there seems
no ready answer
except to keep exploring
ever outward
hopefully
to one day
find a solution
beyond our sun
and across the void
of our suffering
souls