Dogs 2006

CLOUDY DAY
(12/31/06)


the sun shone
for only 10 minutes
yesterday

although
inside at work
for the majority
of the time
I happened
to be outside
walking west
when the clouds broke
near the horizon
allowing the last
withering rays
to display
their departure

now I'm not
normally
egocentric enough
to think that
the sight
was meant
for me alone
but as I looked
on the bridge
about me
I did not
see a soul
with whom
to share
the show

for the time
that it took
to walk across
the Arkansas River
on a late December
afternoon
the light
and
the world
were mine

just as much
as the wind
blowing
through my
thinning
hair

I laughed
at the absurdity
of it all