Dogs 2010

HOOKED
(9/30/10)


I sit
and wonder
at such
moments

my heart
is flopping
like a carp
caught
on a cane pole
by a blue eyed
8 year old
who cannot
quite capture
the enormity
of his act
in that
young
little
mind

why is it
that we question
the organ
   our mortality
only when we feel
it beating
so strongly?

when
blood
is quietly
pumping
we assume
that everything
is OK

maybe then
we should worry
the most

the fish
flops less
and less
finally dying
at the bottom
of a burlap
bag