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Dogs 2018

WRONG SIDE OF THE SOLSTICE
(10/21/18)


our half
of the world
is dying

by minutes
of sunlight
each day

the days
shorten

the shadows
lengthen

the dark
begins to defeat
our better
natures

we drift
a bit
depressed

some
even grow
manic

angry

at the lack
of sun

toeing
that delicate
line
of sanity

we seem
to have moved
to a different
planet

one
where we
are alien

we
no longer
belong

we turn
on more
lights
that usual

stare
at the
calendars

praying
for March