Poemdog

Dogs 2015

SONIC FOOTPRINTS
(12/31/15)


go quietly
into the night
you young
ones

there will be
pandemonium aplenty
at your destinations

there are
those of us
who mourn
the passing
of another
year

leave us
in silence
as we hold
vigil
in our homes

your noisemakers

firecrackers

car horns

interrupt
our melancholy
observance
of the calendar
carousel

we are
one year closer
to death

but then
obviously
so are you

there

we have found
one bright spot
in our evening

allowing ourselves
a celebratory smile
as your engines
roar away
into the growing
darkness