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Dogs 2021

First Full Day
(9/23/2021)


Brother Bollocks
has noticed
that the autumnal
equinox
means
very little
of late

for the last
few decades
the crossing
seems more
a mean
promise

sunlight
lessens
but the summer
bakes on

Halloween
becoming more
a timely mark
of weather
change

but
this year
a front moves
through
as Fall
begins

cooler
dryer air
fills the plains
as it should
at the end
of September

and the 23rd
actually feels
like a seasonal
shift

Brother Bollocks
doesn’t remember
the last time
that the calendar
and atmosphere
were in sync

he doesn’t
know
if the now
typical
hotter trends
have been due
to global
warming

or are
simply
the result
of a periodic
erratic tilt
to the earth

but the
slight chill
in the air
makes him
nostalgic

at peace

and this
afternoon
he enjoys
the drive
home

windows
down

with
little thought
to the
cause