Dogs 2014

SOLITARY PASSERSBY
(12/28/14)


the sun slants
severely
upon the snow
covered field

the air
clean
and cold

walking
the perimeter
I see motion
in the trees

a gangly fox
emerges
legs seemingly
too long
for its body

he sees
me
and with
head down
quickly crosses
the open
expanse

his long shadow
stretches out
toward me
as I shield
my eyes
from the solar
glare

at the road
on the other
side
he stops

takes one
last look
back
toward me

then dashes
across the pavement
into the overgrowth
of the next lot

mostly
I like to keep
to myself

but I didn't
mind his
brief company
at all