Walking the dog
Out there, earth strains,
Faults seek release;
An asteroid approaches;
Or a madman with a bomb.
In here, a lapse of memory;
A cancer cell divides;
A mindless moment,
Steps missed on the stair.
Walk the dog
Monkey wants a room on the moon
Far from the fray of radio,
Of Facebook, phone, HDTV; on, on
Beyond a lounge chair and a lemonade;
Past nougats, and past nightingales,
Past prisoners in secret jails.
Monkey wants the sun to shine,
To light that room up all the time.