Poemdog

Dogs 2019

LAUNCH SCRUB
(2/15/19)


typical
Friday night

a pizza

a movie

alone

tonight
a film
about spaceflight
in the 60s

I continue
to marvel
at those people

what they
were able
to accomplish
with the technology
of their day

by sheer
effort

intellectual
leaps

sacrifice

pushing
the limits
of what
was possible

I feel extremely
underachieved
in comparison

food
finished

I pause
the DVD

take
the dishes
to a very
warm
kitchen

find
that I left
the oven
on

again

shake
my head

sigh

turn it
off

then

destined forever
to be an
after-the-fact
observer

go back
to watch
man
land
on the moon