Dogs 2010

MEANING AMISS
(4/30/10)


the rain
plays
as the drops
peeweep
palindromically

not a bird?

she asks

shut up

I say

soggy
caterpillars
and tree fluff
follow
my footsteps
and cling
to my
calliope

so many
motives
flow from the roof
into the gutters
of circumstance
comingling
into an ineffective
dialectic
deposited
through the downspout
upon a grass
of garrulity

would you
please
tell it all
to stop?

I plead

the noise
has knackered
my knowledge
of speech

she laughs
the moistened bink
having conspired
with the precipitation
to the point
of circumfluence

I close
my eyes
in understanding
as many miles
of muck
precede
my parade