Buddy Knows First

December 2, 2010

He leaps from the couch,
growls at the sky

looks back at me
to say goodbye.

Then come winds
and the blast of hell.

All we can do
is bark and yell.

The Earth
soon an ember

our spirits release.

Another failed planet.
Another failed peace.

2006

budku2

February 27, 2010

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after playing in snow
he comes home
a confection

smiles

August 6, 2009

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i scratch and rub
my woolly
companion

i scratch and rub
this universe

cognition’s a bitch

February 24, 2009

My thoughts are like dogs
roaming free in the world,
sniffing this way and that
all day and all night.

my buddy

December 22, 2008

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after playing in snow
he comes home
a confection

Buddy with “tree”

January 12, 2008

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budku2

December 1, 2007

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after playing in snow
he comes home
a confection

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At night I walk the dog throughout our neighborhood. I hear no songs being sung. I hear no instruments in practice. I see no families gathered at tables.  Only head after head facing electronic screens.  House after house plugged in for the night.

Frame after frame – like electron freight cars to the mind – they dump tons of cues mixed with bullshit.

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Work Dog

July 2, 2006

My dog would love to go
to work like me.
I dream of staying home
like him.

He gets too little time
in the car.
I get too little time
sleeping in.

He can go to work for me,
as well as I
he can labor.

While I stay inside
our cozy home
and bark at every
neighbor.

Dog Knows First

May 23, 2006

He leaps
from the couch
and growls at the sky.

Then looks back at me –
to say goodbye.

Soon come the winds
straight from hell
all we can do
is bark and yell.

The Earth is an ember
our spirits release,

another failed planet
another failed peace.