Poemdog

Dogs 2019

AMBULANCE DOWN THE STREET
(2/21/19)


I arrive
home
to flashing
lights

several
houses
away

I don't
know those
people

hardly
ever see
them

but one
is going
for a ride
tonight

the commotion
seems so
remote

so
foreign

but I do
realize

that one
night

they'll be
coming
for me

a year

five

ten

at almost
60
it could be
tomorrow

we never
know

I may
not
wake up
in the morning

heavy
thoughts
after a long
day

I look
in the mailbox

go inside

throw
the flyers

the junk
envelopes

into the
recycle bin

then wonder
about dinner