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Dogs 2017

FLORENCE
(9/1/17)

she's
fast

she's
relatively
small

a passing
bright spec
in the vast
darkness
of space

but if she
crashed
into our surface

the circumstances
would be
catastrophic

usually
four and half
million miles
seems
an infinity
to most
of us

today
they feel
the barest
of barriers
as she blasts
on by

for such
a harmless
moniker
she's a potentially
devastating bitch
of an asteroid

we're happy
that we'll
be gone
the next time
that she swings
our way