Dogs 2010

DIURNAL DECLINE
(6/9/10)


the sun
looms low
and swollen
over opposing
horizons
as days
dictate

shadows
are enlarged
and disfigured
vastly disproportionate
to the objects
from which
they project

a small item
such as
a bird
a rose
or a signpost
is capable
of casting
a disturbing
apparition
stretching eerily
upon the ground
for incredible
distances

effect
removed
from cause
focused
obsessed
consumed
until darkness
becomes
the only
reality

find
the light
the source
illuminate
a smile
and warm
an embrace

the night
will arrive
soon enough