Dogs 2010

NO SAFE HARBOR
(4/19/10)


somewhere
the pounding
surf cleanses
a distant
tiny shore

flora
and fauna
live out
their lives
cycle after
cycle
without the
intervention
of humans

unobserved
these denizens
fulfill
the greater
purpose
of their
creator

some know
the usual
apprehensions
and fears
of the predator
prey
relationship
but they are
no different
than those
of a million
years before

they
have yet
to see boats
on their
stony
beaches

all the usual
island sights
sounds
and smells
abound throughout
the diminutive
realm

but
no person
senses
this place
so it
thrives

30,000 feet
above
a jet
divides
the sky

another
island
self contained
and self absorbed
all too busy
to look out
of a window
and down

both
worlds safe
one more
day