Dogs 2010

TWILIGHT TRANSITION
(11/19/10)


I leave
the house
at 6:30
each workweek
morning

I like
the scarcity
of city traffic
and human congress
at this delineation
of day

from time
to time
I see
a meandering
vehicle
or pedestrian
in the diminishing
darkness
and wonder
at their
itinerary

in decades
past
this would
have been
the time
of my return
to whatever
home I had
after nights
obsessively filled
with chemical
and libidinal
pursuits

the world
curves differently
beneath my feet
these days

most
soul sickness
gone
I probably
now appear
an upstanding
citizen
to the majority
of outside
observers

I am glad
however
that the feeling
of detachment
and perverted
purpose
in these
early hours
is still
the same

that part
of my insanity
I shall happily
endure