Dogs 2012

NEVER ALONE ENOUGH
(2/29/12)


I shake
my head
at the words
and actions
of most
humans

I do not
understand
them
and feel
much more
comfortable
with increased
separation

I think
myself
a good
but solitary man
with minimal
earthly
interactions

but if
a right thing
unspoken
or undone
is ipso facto
wrong

where
does that
leave me?

staunch
isolationist
or consummate
asshole?

not everyone
can be
a saint

a neighbor

a soul mate

not everyone
should be

without
those who
have gone before
me
travel beside
me
or blaze ahead
of me
I realize
that I would be
nowhere

no one

still
I would rather
close a door
or walk away
today
than remain
in a peopled
presence
of any kind

I know
that they
are there

I know
so surely
that I am
interdependent

that fact
only makes
my resentment
greater

I do not
hate you

any
of you

I only hate
my connections
to you

I long
for the vacuum
of one