Stray Litter On the Beach

soy el perro que en la luna escarba una hoguera de signos
                                              -Pedro Casariego Córdoba 

(No reservations, just standing by
one crossroad turnoff too far
under a close grey hollow sky)

Dogs are lonely loud tonight
barking onshore overtime
at each & every passenger
as the failing light of day
shuts out in sudden fright

A roaring swell stops draining
into stagnant summer's ebb--
The waning moon refuses
thinning comforts in a drowning tide

Omega male against the seawall--
bottom pup will not yelp out
his single fear of life that ticks
down in his unsafe dune

O hold me warm O hold me cold
to sink in two
as a raging wave
breaks old reflection down