Dogs 2010

HUMANITY LOST
(10/20/10)


I walk
along
seeing
empty cars
empty buildings
empty sidewalks
even though
I know
subconsciously
that they are
all still
well populated

I have
depersonalized
my world
to the point
where people
have faded
from the
fabric
of the façade

they are
incorporeal
tumbleweeds
blown by winds
of misanthropy
through the
ghost town
of my existence

at times
I'll hear
a voice
or feel the dig
of an elbow
in my side

oblivious
to earthly
cohabitants
I attribute
these instances
to the divine

say
a little
prayer

then move
on down
the road