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Dogs 2018

FULL MOON WONDER
(12/23/18)


I would
write about
the phenomenon
each month

if I had
anything new
to add

but I am
still
taken aback
each time
that I see
the glowing orb
hanging above
the western
horizon
on my drive
to work

I have
no words
left

but the
intense feeling
of amazement

of realization
of our place
in the cosmos

or simply
our place
in this
solar system

takes me
away
from the
everyday

making me
realize
that a million
years ago
this alignment
looked fairly
much
the same

that a million
years hence
this display
will remain

with none
of us here
to witness

I pull
into
the parking
lot

wondering
why
I even try
today

oh yes

to eat

to sleep
in my own
bed

to keep
this car
running

so that
in 30 days
from now

I can again
look at the sky
in awe

as much
as my routine
allows