Dogs 2015

DYING DUSK
(6/20/15)


the sky
brightens

the sun
erupts

another day
begins

we smile
toward
the horizon

relishing
the continuing
miracle

knowing
all the while
that we rotate
much too quickly
toward
that opposite
twilight

so we
set about
searching

for our own
purpose

for our own
god

to comfort
us
as the earth
spins toward
the inevitable
night

our lives
fading
before us
with the light

as we hope
not to suffer
alone
in the coming
darkness