Poemdog

Dogs 2018

CURBSIDE VIEW
(2/16/18)

feet
in the gutter

butt
on the sidewalk

feeling
comfortable
with the
concrete

the cars
racing by
in front

pedestrians
sauntering along
behind

all ignoring
someone
who would rather
simply sit
in this
high traffic
area

than participate

tuning out
the activity
in the vicinity

seeing
the green
emerging from the cracks
in the roadway

from the gaps
in the walkway

we seem
at war
with nature
from a stationary
perspective

without
constant care

manic
maintenance

the elements
will slowly
prevail over
our "permanent"
installations

taking
down
this great
technological
society

reclaiming
what was theirs
from the beginning

like weeds
growing
through a pile
of dung

eventually
the dung
disappears