Dogs 2011

ALL THE SAME
(12/3/11)


a cool
windy
late Fall
day

I watch
the leaves
mostly brown
blow across
the street
and gather
in gutters
as I drive
to work

any
brightness
comingled
in this December
melee
would be
trash

a many
colored
collection
of wrappers
flyers
and bags
representing
a more processed
version
of the associated
tree waste

actually
the garbage
seems
more cheery
than the
long dead
sun gatherers

finding
beauty
in the refuse
I realize
that
I have
probably
been here
far
too
long

I leave
my car
at the office
parking lot
breathing in
the asphalt fumes
from nearby
highway
construction

the odor
is somewhat
pleasant

clean
and fresh
have become
only adjectives
in the advertising
rustling
by