A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

ON THE SEVENTH DAY
(9/27/11)


day
and night
to burden
us
with time

earth
and heaven
to separate
us
from God

land
and water
to divide
us
from each other

sun
and moon
to guide
us
in our destruction

birds and fish
wild beasts
livestock
reptiles
(bugs?)
to feed
us
and to provide
us
petty tyranny
over them

and finally
there was
man
to befoul
the beauty
and bounty
thus given

"Clive, dear
put your toys
away
it's time
for church"

"yes, Mum"

the universe
contracts

a lid
closes

darkness
falls

so sayeth
the Lord