Poemdog

Dogs 2019

AIR SHOW
(4/26/19)


I would
never
attend

too many
damned people
for my
liking

but I
do enjoy
hearing
the ancient aircraft
rumble above
the city

mostly
vintage
fighters

bombers

because
we are
a nation
of war
after all

I love
the sounds
of those old
engines

no longer
the indicators
of terror

no strafing
runs
upon the
populace

no explosives
dropping
down
from upon
high

they are
more like
fake growls
of old dogs
at play

the
comforting
sounds
of pets

metallic hulls
seeming
almost fuzzy

I try
to imagine
decades ago
the fear
that they must
have invoked

the death
that they
must have
dispensed

now
I look up

shade
my eyes
a bit
from the sun

and smile
at their
flyovers

good
planes

good
planes