Dogs 2009

BLISS
(12/30/09)


so much
wasted energy

so many
wasted years

trying
to maintain
some lofty level
of projected
knowledge
intelligence
and authority

in reality
I didn't
know shit
and was afraid
to try anything
new
for fear
of exposure

what
a way
to live

a paranoid
prevaricating
over sensitive
fool of a man
acting a role
better suited
for a
buffoon

perhaps
then
I was
an authority
after all

today
I am relaxed
in my ignorance
realizing
that it's not
my job
to know
everything

I try
my best
to eat
sleep
breathe
evacuate
and am fairly
successful
at all those
endeavors

an expert
at last

it's not
so difficult
really

the only
requirement
of life
is to
keep
on
living

lost
in the sea
of masses

despite
those
deadly
icebergs
of ego