Dogs 2007

A BEAUTIFUL DAY
(4/1/07)


it's Sunday
the sun is shining
the temperature perfect
people are playing
out in the newness
of spring

yet
he hides
either in darkness
or artificial light
moving from building
to vehicle
and back
to building
again
reducing
his exposure
to observation
or contact

oh
he has
his excuses
work
more work
housework
laundry
paying bills
repair projects
answering emails
and finally
yard work
but only behind
the curtain
of dusk

errands run
late at night
limiting interaction
with other shoppers
and humans
of commerce
to a diminished
minimum

home finally
in a womb of darkness
he lies covered in bed
finally delivered
from the paranoia
of self

he sleeps

the
nightmares
begin