Dogs 2011

GREEN
(4/2/11)


birth

rebirth

life
and reality
constantly
creating
and recreating
to support
the ever present
now

take
time away
and we see
all natality
as one
single
cosmic
sleight of hand
pulling a dove
of existence
from a top hat
of nothingness
to fill
the sky
of human
perception
throughout
our petty
post hoc
eons

we imagine
an accumulation
of calendars
measuring events
effects
and lifespans
with line segments
of years
weeks
and days

the sun
spins
about its center
travelling
a galactic path
knowing not
of our temporal
tapestries

a minor star
shining down
equally
upon the stirring
and the still
warming
by degrees
our hopes
fears
and delusions

flowers
and weeds
alike
erupt
on this
early Spring
day

I walk
down the street
trying pointlessly
to gain
some perspective
of the seasonal
workings

I see
a rabbit
feeding
in a yard
munching alertly
as I pass

instincts
to eat
and to breed
knowing
the purpose
of the sunshine

I pause
struggling
to remember
this warmth

Winter
still chills
my thoughts

my body
awaiting
its vernal
release