Dogs 2010

ABSOLUTE ZERO
(8/3/10)


our hands
hover over
immobile
flesh

we want
to know
but our fear
forestalls
the defining
denouement

once
we touch
the sallow skin
all probability
is reduced
to certainty

a corpse
so quickly
cools

our fingers
close
that final
few inches
contact confirming
what we knew
all along

you were
always
gone