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Dogs 2016

CHASING SHADOWS
(8/19/16)

we become
more aware
of the darkness
in summer

when the absence
of sunlight
is the exception

the nights
are welcomed
but fleeting

we revel
in the coolness
of those umbral
oases

watching
faraway suns
travel
the sky

thinking
of their heat
so intense

fortunately
so distant

we remember
the higher temperatures
creeping the globe
toward us

we dread
the coming
dawn

only wishing
to see
the sparkle
of eyes
upon the horizon