A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

RESIGNATION AVENUE
(9/3/11)


traffic
has ceased
trafficking

leafless
trees
and lawns
long since browned
frame and paint
the solared
scenery

sweat
covers me
in a shining suit
of walking
despair

animals
snarl
and growl
showing fangs
and hating
me
for the heat
as I pass

birds
on highline
wires
gasp
in open beaked
disbelief

only
the insects
seem
to have the sense
to bury
themselves
for the
duration

I finally
surrender

sit
on the glaring
curb

and wait

without
caring