Poemdog

Dogs 2017

6AM SPECTERS
(3/6/17)

we are
not
the first
out

others prowl
all night
of course

but
very few
fellow travelers
with a purpose
are evident
this early
in the morning

the lights
have reverted
to their default
settings

waiting
on traffic
for a change

the right
route
providing almost
an expressway
through
the neighborhoods

as opposed
to the daylight
two minute stops
at each major
intersection

we make
great time
along our
routes

weaving
from lane
to lane
in order to avoid
the potholes

no worries
about clipping
fenders

bruising
bumpers

we drive
in oncoming
lanes
at times

just because
we can

speeding
10

15

20 mph
over the limit

we'd do 70

if it weren't
for trash men

early morning
joggers

otherwise
we run free
through the
darkness

predawn
apparitions
haunting
the streets

wraiths
behind
the wheel

fearing only
the sun