Dogs 2010

LATE SHOW
(6/8/10)


I live
deep
in the center
of myself

from this
control room
I project
the full screen image
which I present
to the public

they interact
with this distant
display
as if
I were actually
there

I watch
distractedly
to see if actions
and conversations
call for any different
reels of
reaction

the phone
rings
I push play
on the protocol
for answering
and some
knowing voice
from far beyond
myself
replies

I am quite
disconnected
from the proceedings
yet no one
in the theater
seems to notice

this
movie marathon
requires little
interaction
on my part
and I am
mostly left
to my own
thoughts
and
musings

one day
the show
will close
and those
minor distractions
will cease

the
irritating insects
of worldly existence
will pass on
to more worthy
venues
of infestation

I shall
be released
from the interminable
show times
and freed
to devote
full attention
to matters
of no
matter

left
to float     away
quite
content