Dogs 2013

"NOBODY RULES THESE STREETS AT NIGHT BUT ME . . .
(11/8/13)


cold
and drizzly
I walk
through this darkness
alone

I don't
care

this
is the only time
that I feel a part
of the world

centered

at peace

the rest
of my waking
consciousness
is clouded
by clowns
and practical
prostitutes

however
with the sun
down

the weather
inclement

I have
an unpopulated void
in which
to wander about
unmolested

not quite
"a child
of the universe"
I am at least
an aging pedestrian
temporarily connected
to this dying
planet

I feel
as if
I actually
belong

above
this overcast
the waxing
crescent Moon
almost touches
a brilliant Venus

the spectacle
must be
spectacular

even though
shrouded
from my view

sometimes
knowing
these things
is enough

the unseen
is truly
what gets me
through

. . . The Atomic Punk!"***


*** Van Halen, my babies