Dogs 2013

FLEETING FIRE
(12/19/13)


to espy
those embers
in the eyes
reflecting
that particular heat
from lower extremities
is a tenuous
opportunity

one hesitation
however slight

one look
subtly unakin

one word
delivered underwhelmed

will extinguish
that nascent flame
and chill
many similar moments
hence

freezing
those future years
with wonder

for whom
she burns
today