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Dogs 2019

SUPER MOON
(3/21/19)


the
Earth

the
planets

the stars

and everything
in between

all here
for billions
of years

going through
their motions

quite
unobserved
for the most
part

then
we
looked up

began naming
the bodies

the constellations

the celestial
occurrences

to suit
our own
peculiar
impulses

our own
neurotic
notions

our satellite
looks very much
the same
on the surface
as before
our arrival

knowing
only light
and dark

heat
and cold

an occasional
asteroid

comet

quite unaware
of our exaggerated
monikers
for its appearance

only content
when it
eclipses us