Poemdog

Dogs 2017

NEUTRINO DETECTOR
(6/2/17)

this liquid filled
vessel
of mine
seems to sense
distant events

capturing
tiny flashes
of dread

apprehension

I look carefully
about

see no obvious
local reason
for my discomfort

something
must be affecting
me
from afar

some terrestrial

some celestial
disturbance

that contorts
my sensitive
system

so attuned
to particles
that no one
else
can see

perceiving
probably not
some cataclysmic
cosmic event

but some other
more subtle
daily destruction

perhaps
a child
gnawing upon
a chicken
bone

during
a weekend picnic
in Wisconsin

eating toward
a promised
watermelon