06 February 2008

Last Poem of 2007

A syzygy of dogs
With a concentration humans envy
Gaze up at me in time-stopped
Moment, awaiting the throw.

Through ice, sleet, and snow,
Through spring, summer, fall,
There is only the conquest
Of the rope. I gather logs

To keep us warm, and cogs
In the collies' heads only ponder
The next toss, the next round,
Indifferent, ignorant to the waiting crow.

© 2008 Kevin Larkin Angioli

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