Dogs 2012

CAR KEYS
(8/30/12)


you watch
the door
slowly
close
knowing
that there's
something wrong

you hear
the finality
of the slam
and the surety
of a hatch
firmly latched

you look
through
the window
seeing the only
convenient means
of reentry
resting
regretfully
upon
the driver's
seat

you
stand there
disenfranchised
in a distant
land

beached
upon
an uncertain
shore

an ocean
between
you
and yours

no easy
means
of escape

maybe
its time
to drop
the briefcase

hike inland

discover
a new
jungle
in which
to thrive

a new
existence
without locks
or the possibility
of exile

you turn
toward
the building
and begin
walking

you have
meeting
inside