Dogs 2006

FRIEND
(8/17/06)


looking down
all around
the ashes
of centuries
rise
with my footsteps

friends and lovers
once
now they merely
obstruct
the living
with a cloud
of dry dreams
whispering
to any passing
perturbance

wading through
the waste of life
I look beyond
to the dimming
horizon
for another
hint of
the pre-
posthumous

perhaps
I search
in mis-
perception

maybe
the answer
is to be still
and patiently
let
the
dust
settle