i followed my dog outside tonight
to a half moon / black sky.
cold rock smudged by silver clouds.
blurry , blurry , water glass reflection sky.
a harvestman crawled by , on the black and wet ,
dewdrop cool grass.
both of us stilled.
(i couldn't see his legs at first) (thought he was a tick) (rolled up my pants)
i kept walking , needed to see the moon better.
as if from behind film i saw a hazy sky.
with one or two freezing pinpricks in that sea ,
and a half of a moon , fuzzy as if dissolved.
and then swimming after pawprints , i went back.
that harvestman had left.