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Dogs 2016

DARK SHIP
(7/20/16)


defined
more
as an absence
than a presence

we subtract
from our
environment
to define
ourselves

we are
a black patch
on the horizon

that void
in a field
of stars

take care
that the nearing
shadow
of our sails
does not grow
to envelop
you

chart quickly
a course
perpendicular
to our heading

do not
peer too long
over your shoulder
at the looming
soulless
gloom

our void
seeks only
to be filled
with life

with light

which
we shall quickly
extinguish
as we spread
into the night