Dogs 2014

GLIMPSES OF PERFECTION
(1/19/14)


they make
the pain

the tedium

the confusion

and the bone
wearying
preoccupation
with living
more
than worthwhile
most days

a shaft
of sunlight
through
the clouds

a baby
reaching out
in wonder

a butterfly
landing briefly
on an arm

so many stars
in the nighttime
sky

phrases
falling together
in just
the right way

a cool breeze
on a hot day

a warm room
on a cold one

an unexpected
laugh

an unexpected
kiss

if it weren't
for this momentary
lapses
in the madness
most of us
couldn't continue

one brief
sublime
instance
may last us
days
weeks
even years
through this
mystic morass

a few
words here
have saved me
until at least
this afternoon