Dogs 2010

PATCH OF PERMANENCE
(3/17/10)


a wild
wandering wind
whisks away
the layered
debris

trash
twigs
and dead leaves
are removed
to reveal
bare earth
awaiting
some sign
of renewal

rain
and sun
take their turns
in the resurrection
of the small section
of formerly
fallow field

life
so tenacious
grabs hold
of the ground
germinating
the green
that was always
meant to be

one wonders
why the body
beneath the surface
was so easily
dispatched
and disposed

life
abounding above
eventually obscures
all evidence
of the death
left below

the grave
is now
a garden

the guest
now
a ghost