Dogs 2010

BUG
(5/26/10)


bright red
and frenetic
scurrying about
the hardwood floors
scrabbling for purchase
with hundreds of legs
all pulling
in different
directions
at once

my frustration
is looking
for a home

I watch it
amusedly
glad that
it is no longer
a part
of me

I could not
kill it entirely
but I finally
realized
that I do not
have to join
the frantic
farce
of a journey

look at it

bumping
into things
aimlessly
no purpose
no plan
no hope

ridiculous

I used to be
dragged
along
anxiety racing
as I collected
all the dirt
dust
and debris
of my concern

now
I watch
from a distance
glad that
it is not
gone

it teaches
me things
pointing to problems
in my perceptions
showing me
that I have
probably
personalized
some objective
occurrence
that knows not
my name

I can smile
at the show
that it provides

mostly

I will still
at times
roll about
with it
but realize
much more quickly
that all I need
to do
is to step away
and observe
the insanity
from afar

it will always
be with me

today
however
it will be my pet
and not my
punishment

it is
a thrifty
companion

it thrives
with little
food