Poemdog

Dogs 2016

BACK IN THE USCG
(12/4/16)

I've had
the dreams
three nights
running

somewhere
in my sleep
I realize
that I have been
transported

to a timer
room

an antenna
field

an isolated
duty
location

back
to land
of LORAN

my first
thought
is usually

"why
did I sign up
for another
four years?

what
in the hell
was I thinking
at my age?"

quickly
I move on
to

"well
I'm here

where's
my uniform?

what's
my watch
rotation?

why
do all these
dials

gauges

readouts

have such
strange numbers?"

when I assume
this more practical
nature
in my dreams
I soon realize
that I'm
dreaming

the images
fade

I wake up

almost
disappointed to be
in the same
old bed