Dogs 2010

HUMAN DISTOUCH
(10/29/10)


a hand
reached through
her misanthropic
mist

open

inviting

she
studied
the unwelcomed
protuberance

she
held out
her own
to hover above
the offering
of flesh

she felt
warmth

life

she
pulled
back

at times
she tired
of her vehement
veil

so much
energy involved
in its continual
contrivance

but
the shroud
was her
protection
from all the
experienced
and unnamed
horrors
of humanity

she
stared
in resignation
at the now
disappearing
appendage

finally
withdrawn
her worry
withered

she found
her greatest
joys
alone