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Dogs 2019

CREPUSCULAR TILT
(11/21/19)


first
fall

then back
to standard
time

a conspiracy
of factors
to shorten
our days

to hasten
the approach
of night

the earth
betrays us

leaning

meaning

showing us
too much sun

too little sun

a celestial
balance
perhaps

leaving us
unbalanced
at the extremes

as if severely
corporally affected
by such an otherwise
daily imperceptible
planetary wobble

winter seeming
to leave us
especially unsteady
on our pins

that's
this orb

the government
of course
has no respect

for daylight

for darkness

for balance

between
the two
we struggle
to remain
upright

teetering
throughout
our lives

grasping
for purchase

from sunrise

to sunset

no matter
the calendar

no matter
the time

hoping
only
for a smile
or two

before
that

final
fall