A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

ANTHROPITIS
(8/27/11)


disease
and decrepitude
callously create
a black hole
of self

no interest
in the outer world
escapes

healing
eventually soothes
an ailing ego
allowing
a few rays
of laughing light
to leap renewed
beyond
the personal
event horizon

solipsistic
gravity relents
and an egalitarian grasp
is extended
to reclaim
a repressed
humanity

then
that first
adverse
peopled interaction
shreds redemption
compressing
new hope
back
to a singular
reality

sometimes
sickness
is stronger
in good
health