Dogs 2012

SIDLED CHIT CHAT
(10/27/12)


here
they come
again

smiling

arms
extended

shit

I don't
want
to see them

I especially
do not
want to be pressed
into any
unnecessary
conversation

but they
approach
nonetheless

along
with their
small talk

I play
the game

facial gestures

limb manipulation

stringing
the puppet
of me

I really
have nothing
to say
but
I ramble
on
anyway

paying
little attention
to what
is said

by them

by me

this
thoughtless
pattering
always leads
to problems

eventually
I will utter
something
stupid

something
ugly

something
mean

I don't
care

they asked
for it

literally

they could
have passed
me by
with a silent
nod

but no

the words
could not
be repressed

and here
we are

smiles
turned to
frowns

hands
shaken
to arms
crossed

enthusiastic nods
to helpless
stares
at the floor

finally
I just stop
give a weak
little wave
and quietly
walk
away

and try
to remember
the reason
that I left
my room
in the first
place