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  • The
    dog escapes
    the constraints of
    his body
    and heads north
    with his soul
    the gentle snow
    falling from heaven.
    freeway traffic tightens
    and slows to a crawl,
    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?

    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
    touching everyone
    all over the globe.

    a breeze
    gone unnoticed,
    a hurricane given a name,
    it keeps on going
    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
    it returns again
    like the wind,

    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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