Poemdog

Dogs 2016

AMBIENT ALARMS
(4/24/16)


birds

slices
of dawn

vehicle noise

vehicle lights

departing
flights

when
we've been
in a place
long enough

we become
familiar
with the sounds

the sights

of the environment

we can tell
time
by the naturally

the humanly

transpiring
sensory events

we awake
before our clocks
have a chance
to startle us

still
we set them
anyway

for fear
of being
late