Dogs 2012

A WILLING PUPIL
(11/30/12)


I see
the looks
of disappointment
upon your
faces

early on
you thought me
the Golden
Child

but somehow
in your estimations
I simply
quite never
socially secured
my potential

even though
your wishes
were only
for me
to be

happy

healthy

self
accomplished

your ideals
were scaled
to skewed
expectations

I have
actually achieved
all of those things
but you disapprove
and denigrate
my chosen
methods

I churn
and burn
the candle
of my soul
brightly
in my daily
endeavors
as mundane
as they
may seem

I have
fortunately found
that the sublime
dwells within
the mundane
as well

I strive
to touch
a higher power
in all
of my words
thoughts
and actions

and although
I fall short

some days
very short

I enjoy
the effort
and accept it
as my
vocation

what more
could you wish
for progeny
family
friends
or neighbors?

I shall
look upon
your negative
assessment
of my life
as another
learning
opportunity

go ahead

I'm ready

I now
consider

"please teach me"

to be
the new

"fuck you"