Dogs 2011

CALENDAR'S END
(12/17/11)


we have
muddled through
the addled months
of holidays

interpersonal
claustrophobia
that overwhelm
the waning weeks
of every
year

just
one
more
night
of hysteria
and uncomfortable
intercourse

then a vast
new canvas
will open
beyond us
to be colored
and textured
as we see
fit

not unlike
a desert
January
presents
a new beginning
unfettered
with the fecundity
of the recent
past

greenery
gone
and sparseness
complete
we may wander
a new landscape
to do
as we will
carving
fresh vistas
of imagined
intent

act quickly
however
for the Earth
tilts madly
reaching
for warmer seasons
and hemispherical
rebirth

all too soon
we shall be
reinundated
with the returning
verdant clutter

clogging
the horizons
with the urgency
of repeated
patterns
of apathy

seize
tenaciously
the vacuum
of winter

a snow globe
of crystal
clarity
focusing
the light
of urgent
intensity
upon our walls
of selfsame
schedule
and resigned
acceptance

the cold
compresses
our dreams
into diamonds
of reality
if we will only
stay our hands
from thermostats
of familiar
comfort

let the
briskness
brand
a better
vision
of tomorrow
forever upon
the frontal lobe
of our daily
routine

the glare
of drifted fields
burns away
our fears
and the wind chill
awakens
futures unknown
if we only
embrace
the frigid
nearness
of now

feel
the freeze
and be
of good
cheer

the
New Year
cometh