Poemdog

Dogs 2016

UNDER A DISTANT SUN
(2/11/16)


the day
seems
so standard

so pedestrian

walking along
beneath
a cloudless sky

the same
streets

the same
city

but I do
relish the warmth
upon my skin
on this unseasonably
temperate
February afternoon

that is
different

I think
of the vast
black vacuum
between us
and our solar
source

of the larger
void
between this
planetary system
and the next

the dark
unimaginable gaps
between
the galaxies

now
I have goose
bumps

as well
I should have

coatless
in mid winter

on a day
that suddenly seems
a bit
more special