Dogs 2012

FOLDED GRAVE
(6/11/12)


I
come to

feeling
very uncomfortable
and unsure
of my
surroundings

OK
extremely
uncomfortable
as I seem
to be bent
almost double
forehead to knees
arms trapped
behind
my back
wrists fastened
together
with some sort
of binding

did I
mention
that it is also
dark?

complete blackness?

and that
drawing
each breath
seems
a minor
impossibility

I can
only surmise
that I've
been placed
in some
sort
of container

a box
perhaps

and by
the pervasive smell
of earth
have been buried
inside this box
in some
unknown
location

I quickly
realize
that I have
no hope
of escape
by my own
devices

my new
existence
is no food
no water
and a rapidly
diminishing
air supply

I also
have
the added attractions
of pissing
and shitting
myself
until the end

I readjust
my hopes
and dreams
to fit
my new
reality

I hope
for no
chewing bugs
or critters
to discover me
before
my demise

no
never-ending
cramps
of the legs
and back

no panic
attacks
that only serve
to expend
my oxygen

I dream
of an expanding
unending
universe
around
and inside
me

infinity
and rebirth

eyes
opened
or closed
still one
within
one

now
and
forever

~

rescue
would be
best
of course