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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

90 PERCENT YAWN
(8/21/17)

a total
eclipse
is not so total
everywhere

even though
the majority
of the disc
is dark

the day
looks pretty
much
the same

same cars

same people

same buildings

same shadows

maybe
a bit hazier
than usual

like an
ozone alert
warning

but other
than that

hardly worth
the walk
outside

someone
hands me
cardboard "glasses"
with filtered
lenses

I look
up
through them

sure enough

the sun
is mostly
black

I hand
them back

search around
a bit more

disappointed

no apparitions

no thundering skies

no hint
of certain
doom

not even
nine tenths
doom

just another
Monday

with more work
than usual
waiting
at our desks

more emails
cluttering
our inboxes

with Eclipse
in their
subject lines

the topic
seems to have
more traction
indoors

where the lighting
is considerably
more constant