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Dogs 2017

NOXIOUS NEIGHBOR
(1/25/17)

Venus
in the evening sky
reminds me
that we are part
of an celestial
community

something bigger
than our dysfunctional
family
of a planet

I am
dazzled
by its bright
display

but remember
back
to astronomy class

the thick
poisonous clouds
reflecting
all that sunlight

the crushing
pressure
of the atmosphere

the melting
temperatures
at the surface

I finish
the evening walk
happy to return
home

grateful
to close
my door
on the night