Dogs 2012

EDGE ECSTATIC
(1/9/12)


miracle
is such
a puny word
for the incomprehensible
impossibility
of this earthly
existence

we search
across
the vast
biological void
of our cosmic sea
not finding
even a ripple
upon the waves
to indicate
any galactic
cousins

we should
laugh hysterically
upon meeting
like children
caught up
in the implausibility
of yet
another day

instead
we judge
by appearance
possession
and a vast
array
of weaponry

we have
rules
laws
and edicts
to legislate
a morality
we cannot
seem
to control
ourselves

we cloud
our conceptions
of life
with so much clutter
that we no longer
stand spellbound
at the wonder
of it all

we are
reduced to
housework
grocery shopping
paying the bills
tending the yard
maintaining
the car

jobs
jails
and sporting
events

daily
reanimating
the tired dogma
of social conventions
that have lead us
to the perpetual
tedium
of now

we revile
instead
of revel

beyond
the thin veneer
of this atmosphere
our multitude
of machinations
rate hardly
a flicker
of the needle
on the universal
scale

maybe
just a hint
of garbled noise
before the static
of infinity
squelches
our whispered
electronic
whimpers
forever

so step away
from the everyday
every once
in a while

dance
child
dance

because inexplicably

temporarily

you are
here