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Dogs 2016

THE SOMETIMES FRIENDLY SKIES
(3/11/16)


we can
understand
the mystery

the meaning

attached
to celestial

atmospheric
events

to take
a walk
at sunset

to see
the hues

the shades

that would seem
improbable
if shown
in a painting

blazing reds

glowing oranges

right there
reflected to us
from the clouds
upon
the horizon

the barest
sliver
of a crescent
moon

hanging
above them

to marvel
at it all
moving west

later
to turn

to be
a overcome

by
a brilliant Venus
burning through
a blackening
eastern sky

the gods
seem to be
speaking
to us

perhaps
in portent

maybe even
approval

either way
the display
plays well
upon our eyes

upon our souls

we feel
a part
of the universe

we feel
peace

until a car
honks us
out of the
way

putting us
in opposition
once again