Dogs 2010

SUNDIAL
(3/1/10)


a gorgeous
afternoon
finally
after
so many days
of gray
winter
gloom

the sun
shines brightly
and I see limbs
in the trees
moving slightly
from a warming
breeze

my lungs
however
lie heavily
anchoring my limbs
indoors
to view it all
from a periscope
of sickness

music plays
the TV displays
and all I can do
is crook my neck
carrying my eyes
outside the window
for a bit
of relief
in relation
to the ebbing
life inside

I doze
in and out
noticing
the retreating
then advancing
shadows
marking time
in relation
to the light
from the sky

soon
the moon
will mock
my daytime clock
with softer shades
requiring concentration
beyond my pale
to discern any
celestial
progression

my only progress
will be toward bed
where neither hands
nor attenuations
are needed
to dictate
my schedule

I shall cast
the only
darkness
in my dreams