A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

A STEP IN TIME
(8/24/11)


I crushed
a caterpillar
this morning
with a careless
footfall

I would
gladly take
that step
back

there is
quite enough
circumstantial slaughter
in this world
already

but
it is much
too late
for that
little insect

much
too late
for me

I walk on

fearing
larger feet