Dogs 2007

MY FAVORITE CHANNEL
(1/17/07)


finally
home again
well after dark
I turn on
a small lamp
and then prepare
the program
of entertainment
for the evening

the plot
is always riveting
and while the show
starts slowly
the story
and participants
soon begin
to frantically breathe
on their own

how the lines
snap and crackle
with alacrity
and alarm
the scenes
flicker and glow
illuminated with
a brilliance
of intent
and purpose

eventually
all characters
attain their own
attitudes of
conclusion
and the fevered
pitch of the climax
is quickly reduced
to glowing embers
of denouement

the flames
expired
I close
the fireplace
and go
to bed