Dogs 2012

JUST AS BRIGHT
(11/13/12)


we hold
up our hands
to shade ourselves
from the glare
of celebrity

notoriety

beauty
riches
power

hubris
crime
brutality

society
has elevated
all sorts
of overachievers
and oddballs

intellects
and the insane

once
someone's scale
has tipped
to one side
or the other

however little

they become
noteworthy

for a time
or for
history

when we hold
up our hands
to shade ourselves
from the glare
of others
we only
inhibit
our own light
from shining

our own
light
from guiding
us

we glow
with life
just as surely
as they

we glow
with purpose

we must
lower
our lofty estimations
of those so noted
in order to see
our next
footfall

we are
our own
sun

our own
stars

we are
the sky
and the
earth

the reason
and the
way

without
us
none of this
would
exist

we must
realize
the miracle
of our improbable
lives

and begin
to behave
miraculously

whether
anyone
notices
or not