A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

CORONAL COFFIN
(10/13/11)


a mass
of black
bears down
defined only
by a bordering
glow
of faint
redemption

light exists
beyond
the darkness
but the brightness
seems
too distant

too diffuse

to offer
any deliverance

the wind
intensifies
and a coolness
envelops
the consciousness
quashing any
hope
of speedy
escape

he turns
and walks
away

back
to both problem
and solution

he quits

he dies