Dogs 2007

MONOLITH
(10/9/07)


pass on
you darkened soul
linger not
amongst the living
and the light
trailing
your shroud
of apathy
and despair

your kith
and kin
crave activity
surrounded in warmth
and sunshine
smiling
at supposed providence
turning away
from any hint
of cool gloom
descending
upon them

accept
their busyness
and glittering garb
as satisfactory evidence
of destiny fulfilled
and know
that your own
moody and morose
solitary existence
lessens your presence
by any apparent
comparable rule

you
are worthy not
even of the perimeter
defining their meaning
and your madness
an unapproachable limit
that separates you
more as you near
by a growing chasm
of your misapprehension

turn away
from their
ebullient glow
and travel toward the horizon
receding from the sun
for that ever fleeing
line of loss
is the only
race
that will
embrace you

when
the body
and shadow
are one
only the sunset
can bring meaning
to a melancholy
mind

silence
will seal
your departure