Poemdog

Dogs 2018

IN SEARCH OF A SHOW
(8/7/18)

I know
what she
means

she wants
something
official

in a theater

a stadium

an auditorium

a convention
center

a publicized
event
to attend

with preferred
seating

well dressed
attendees

possibly
food

even
drink

something
offered
to the public
as sanctified
entertainment

I contemplate
these mind-numbing
contrivances
on my nightly
walk

as I watch
a mockingbird
pestering a crow
on a highline
wire

quite
a dialogue
is exchanged

much
drama

the sun
nearing the horizon
in the background

clouds
tinting orange
at their lower
edges

a gentle
breeze
taking the edge
off
the summer
heat

finally
the birds
go
their separate
ways

I hold
my applause
until sunset

on the other
thing

she'll
just have
to go
without me

but probably
not alone