Dogs 2012

A MINOR HAUNTING
(9/25/12)


I blame
this
upon a lack
of basic
religious
commitment

or possibly
upon
a passing knowledge
of too many
religions

dead
I am still
confused

more
than likely
my situation is due
to no
strong belief
system
whatsoever

no calling

I drift
here and there
hoping for someone
or something
to take
my hand
and to lead
me away

sometimes
I will sit
in a nearby
church
hoping
for a priest
to sense
my presence
and to say
a little prayer
of explanation

a prayer
of direction

but he
simply
passes me
by
muttering
complaints
concerning his
responsibilities

I think
that with
a little effort
I could make
my presence
known
but I do not
seem
to have
that energy

at other
times
I will wander
the streets
searching
for a sign

looking
for an exit
from this bad
dream
of death

mostly
I stand
upon my bones
as if
I should be
easier
to find
here

waiting
at a shallow grave
bus stop
for a ride
to that
next
place