Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Secondary Light
(11/5/2021)


Brother Bollocks
looks up
at the shining
Moon

he thinks
of the human
wonder
throughout
the ages

the romance

the philosophy

the spirt
of adventure

but he really
doesn’t see
all of that

he sees
a cold corpse
illuminated
by a flashlight

reanimated
to a degree
by inspection

but still
a soulless body
floating
in the emptiness

exhibiting
only the basic
physical properties
inherent
in any such
dead mass

Brother Bollocks
considers
our folly

our imagination
creating
narrative fictions
for a reflective
rock

our desire
for something
greater
outside of
ourselves

perhaps
our internal
tides
inspire
a connection

we ebb
and flow
with the
wax
and wane

feeling
related
somehow

sisters
and brothers
to the celestial
commonplace

glowing
in the gravity
of the
situation