Poemdog

Dogs 2016

PHOTO OP
(4/5/16)


"you should
take pictures
of these things
that you write
about"

they tell
me

they would
much rather
look quickly
at an image
than wander
through my
truncated
narratives

I don't
blame them

no one wants
to invest time
in another's twisted
view
of the world

but this morning
I saw a brilliant
crescent moon
rising in the east

as I stood
gazing
I could feel
a warm
early Spring
predawn breeze

smell the scent
of blossoms
wafting across
the neighborhood

hear the birds
singing for attention

singing
for the joy
of another day

sense
the tingle
of realization
upon my skin
from the sheer
miracle
of it all

I took
out my phone

pointed
it's camera
toward
the sky

lamenting
at how little
displayed
upon the screen