Poemdog

Dogs 2017

ROADSIDE
(4/22/17)

we motor
by the blur
at 60

70

80 miles
per hour

listening
to our music

to the
highway sounds
that filter through
the insulated
plastic

metal

glass

but we know
that on the
ground
the perspective
is quite
different

the breeze
in the trees

through
the prairie
grass

the birds

the insects

the continual
soundtrack
of life
upon our planet

interrupted
infrequently
by the noise
of our passing
vehicles

a minute
or so
of approach

a minute
or so
of departure

then back
to the ambient
muted cacophony
of nature

we are
the interlopers

the trespassers

the redwing
blackbirds
hardly noticing
our existence



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