Dogs 2007

SELF DISTRCTION
(10/5/07)


while different
disturbing aspects
of daily life
will goad me
into written expression
what I capture
by line
by stanza
are hardly attempts
at any concise
communication

I try
to convince
or amuse
no one

I'm simply
getting it down
in some self
acceptable manner
to please only
my own
searching eye

I just want
to write something
that I enjoy
reading

once written
I move on
to the next thing
with little memory
of that
done yesterday

however
a minor change
being made
to the pages
of my website
causes me to look
over most poems
of the past
and I cannot resist
to linger upon
a few verses
of each one

not bad

while not
my favorite writer
I wouldn't
put me down
to say
watch TV
or peruse
the newspaper

at least
I don't feel
a complete fool
and although
there is much
improvement
to be made
I am not
embarrassed

as I am
each day
when I walk
out
among you

a misfit
without
word mask
exposed
and confused

no edits
allowed