Dogs 2010

THE WALL OR THE WELL
(4/28/10)


they say
that the spirit
waxes
as the body
wanes

I take
issue

I have
been fractured
physically
and my soul
was just
as severe

corporeally
exhausted
my being
could focus
only upon
the barest
of necessities
such as food
and sleep

I saw
no light
from above
or within

I needed
guidance
to resurrect
my flagging
philosophies
from those
who had been
there
before me

I needed
a human
rescue

possibly
there are others
who solely through
their own resources
can rebirth
themselves
back into
sanity

maybe
they have
some line
to the divine

I doubt
that they
are legion
but someone
had to be
the first
or there
would have
been no one
to help me

I had bashed
my sensibilities
against a brick barricade
of despair
at a high
rate of speed
on a repeated basis
for many
years

it took
every day
of that pain
before I could drink
from any spring
of rejuvenation

I look
around me now
much improved
but still confused
by the peopled
problems
of today

perhaps
I need
to bleed
just a bit
more
before
my thirst
can conclusively
be quenched

perhaps
desiccation
is my final
destination

I adjust
my bandages
and walk
onward

death
is no answer
for the
living