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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

DARK CALM
(11/8/17)

I drive
to work
at night
in the morning

I drive
home
at night
in the afternoon

the end
of daylight
savings time
is the end
of daylight
for me

I don't
mind
so much

I have
a different
mindset
when not assaulted
by sunlight

I am
more mellow

easier
going

less
of a traffic
threat

less
of a hypertension
risk

I am already
exponentially
more relaxed
by the time
that I pull
into the garage

not that
summertime
monster
of overexposure

springing
from the car
too tightly
wound

wanting
to murder

to maim

my fellow
commuters

instead
I could
sit here

listen
to the radio
a bit longer

possibly
take a nap

I blame
all of that
negative energy
upon the sun

I'm such
a nice guy

alone
here

in the
dark