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  • The
    dog escapes
    the constraints of
    his body
    and heads north
    with his soul
    seeking
    the gentle snow
    falling from heaven.
    freeway traffic tightens
    and slows to a crawl,
    yet
    is still unable
    to hear the silence.
    a homeless person
    lies beneath a bridge
    asleep till noon.
    a leaf falls,
    a sparrow flies.
    who's at fault?

    an
    entire world
    somewhere in between,
    half in darkness,
    half in light
    every day-every night,
    the same wind
    circles the earth,
    warm and pungent
    off the coast of India,
    cooling to a chill
    through Ohio,
    blowing where it will
    eventually
    touching everyone
    all over the globe.

    a breeze
    gone unnoticed,
    a hurricane given a name,
    it keeps on going
    unseen-unknown
    like a face of an angel
    as it hides in a field
    secretly inside
    a random flower
    that only a child
    can see-can find,
    or by a homeless person
    who can awaken
    from beneath a bridge
    with an open heart
    long enough to feel
    the joy of a dog's soul
    as it heads home,
    heads to heaven
    before
    it returns again
    like the wind,
    unseen-unknown

    yet
    touching everyone
    in this world.


    ~~~~~~~~

    (c)2014 Miles Ciletti

    Original Music by Tim Eilers

    from the album Dirty Dozen
    available on iTunes
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