Dogs 2015

LOW EARTH ORBIT
(5/21/15)


it's beautiful

it really is

oh
I know
that I can't
survive
without a
capsule

without
a spacesuit

but I seem
to have most
of Earth's
benefits

without
the drawbacks

I cannot
breathe
fresh air

but neither
can I breathe
disease

I cannot see
a waterfall

but I can see
the sun
reflecting off
the vast oceans

I cannot
stroll the boulevard
hand in hand
with a loved
one

but I can
circle
the globe
every hour
free floating
with the planets

the stars

the infinite

hearing
my heartbeat

my respiration

the only company
that I really
need

I feel
so alive
in this certain
death
of space

as the sun
rises
for the twelfth
time
today