Dogs 2014

OVERCAST SATORI
(12/8/14)


walking
alone
on a cool
cloudy day
my personal skies
suddenly clear
and a new
understanding
shines through

soon
words follow
that seem
to sum up
the sensation

but before
I can get
home
those lines
as well as
the enlightenment
are lost

aging memory
and worldly distractability
have robbed me
of my insight

oh well

it's probably
for the best

captured comprehensions
are like fireflies
imprisoned in jars

the more
that the light
is trapped
the more
likely
it will die

sometimes
it's best
simply to enjoy
those flashes
in the dark

leaving language
to inadequately
describe
their loss