Thomas W Case

Dapple and Down

Down I go into the gray and brown.
I hit the sides, like being in a cradle that is
rocked too fast.  It\'s an abrupt catastrophe.
I didn\'t see this one coming; but I felt it, like
the slight rumble of an earthquake, or like the
false dawn, before the real light yawns and
opens the sickly day.
It\'s just another ending, dapple and down.