Dogs 2015

TOO HOT TO HATE
(7/21/15)


the cat
slowly sauntered
beneath
the street sign

seeking
that next
cool patch
of shade

the mockingbird
perched above

casting
a minor shadow
across the 13th St
lettering

beak open

breast heaving

hardly noticing
its usual
favorite target
passing below

the sun shining
unceasingly
down
upon this
temporary truce

this blazing
silence

an interlude

before
the noise

those natural
animosities

would return
with the cooling
darkness
of night