Poemdog

Dogs 2016

WAITING FOR YOU
(1/22/2016)


I want
you
to see this

I know

it's just
an empty
field

but watch
for awhile

do you
see how
the grass
moves
in the wind?

the illusion
of waves?

it's beautiful
really

the way
that the sun
lights the scene
just right

from across
93 million miles
of black
lifeless
void

the perfect
distance
for us
to be here
to witness
it all

did
you see
that?

a cardinal
just to the right
over there

if we wait
long enough
we'll see
all sorts
of wildlife

even here
in the city

foxes

hawks

rabbits

'possums

you'd be
surprised

feel that
breeze?

isn't it
wonderful?

like being
caressed
by the departed

do you feel
the miracle
of just being
here?

I know

you're bored

it's too
quiet

I thought
that maybe

finally

you'd be able
to realize
the blessing
of a simple
moment

the blessing
of simply
being
alive

I know

you want
to go somewhere

do something

you go
ahead

I'm staying
for a bit

there's
no other place
more important

move vital

I'll be here

just in case
that you want
to come back

sometime

anytime