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Absolutes

	
	
	Absolutes
	
		1
	
	Darkness dominates 
	the earthly cycle at year’s end. 
	This is true 
	no matter how many fools 
	legislate otherwise.
	
		2
	
	Dogs have unerring internal clocks
	and finite bladders.
	
	
	Taken together,
	these absolutes of nature
	guarantee that I’ll witness 
	every dawn from November to March
	regardless of my
	preferences or exhortations.
	
	I don’t have a problem with this, 
	although I’d much rather be relishing
	the warmth of bed and wife.
	I trade comfort for being part of 
	cold quiet pinking toward sunrise, 
	snow blowing horizontal, 
	rain sometimes gentle, 
	often thrown hard against the ground 
	heaped upon the poor dogs 
	answering the call 
	of another of nature’s absolutes:
	
	when you gotta’ pee,
	you gotta’ pee.
	
	
	
	
	


	
	
	
	
	
	

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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 3:36:00 PM
    With two goldens, this resonates perfectly. Everyone around here does morning, noon and night, and some of us are all night too.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 11/11/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know how that is. We have four small yappers... Jack
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Hello neighbor....this is awesome..:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) what an ending!!!!!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 11/8/2013 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Donna. I'm too serious most of the time, so a bit of a smile is good...
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 10:57:00 PM
    Oh my, I was not expecting that ending. What a creative way to express the way time changes affect everything! I totally agree :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/29/2013 11:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Karen... Jack
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 3:53:00 PM
    this is really unique and I sure enjoyed it. One of the best I read today. As for daylight savings time, I LOVE it!!! Means I have daylight longer in summer. I am not much for seeing the mornings come up!!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/24/2013 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I enjoy it too, but I get irritated every time it changes. My obviously wrong notion is that time is time. I'm glad you enjoyed it... Jack
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 5:32:00 PM
    wow, Jack not what I was expecting. love it....Skat

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/24/2013 5:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, that's good, I think... Jack
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 1:30:00 PM
    .... lol ... Yes, absolutely true!! - Well done, Jack!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/23/2013 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! I'm far too serious most of the time, so... jack
  1. Date: 10/23/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Sorry didn't mean to end with a question mark.

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 12:42:00 PM
    Silly! I enjoyed the read?

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/23/2013 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's just one of those days... jack