Dogs 2011

DARK STAR
(11/19/11)


burned out
carcasses
of planets
moons
and other minor
past participants
continue to circle
their extinguished
master
regardless
of solar
status

bathed only
in waves
of gravity
they cast
silent shadows
of weightlessness

a system
of charcoal
and heavy
metals
going through
the motions
of a lighted
past

rotating

revolving

waiting

waiting
to be attracted
absorbed
compressed
and finally
reignited
into that fiery
existence
of purpose
and life

for now
the dusky halo
can only
eclipse
more luminous
celestial
neighbors

subsisting
by subtraction
this darkened
dominion
still has
an influence
on the universe

death
is but
an interim
for us all