typographical errors

i noticed flies’ absence the most

between sunset and dark


it was as if gods watched

over me as i read beyond seeing

into squinting, nodding, and the cacophony

on slumber’s doorstep


i hooked my dreams to shooting stars

and understood by saturn’s rings

that flies have tastier victims

than drowsy readers


a man dreaming

at the tails of meteors

really can’t say much about

flies, books, stars, or sunsets


but he knows the relevance of flight

in endless spaces between words on a page

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Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson was founded in 1962. He is a writer, scholar, ironworker, and poet who lives in Kansas City, MO. He is author of two books with the University of Nebraska Press, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains (2009) and Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (May 2015). Dobson is a work in progress until termination.

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