Dogs 2012

SPACE CAPSULE
(9/18/12)


give
me time
and a place
of little
to no
interruption

that's
all
that I really
need
on a regular
basis
in order
to maintain
my sanity

just
an easy
ability
to contemplate
the cosmos

billions
of years
filled with
creation
and turmoil
destruction
and rebirth
mothering
endless
expanses
of nothingness
interrupted
here and there
by bits
of insignificant
matter

galaxies
stars
and such

a planet
here
and there

life
on occasion

people

these thoughts
advance us
to miracle
status
in my mind

blessings
in a purgatory
of existence

I have
no trouble
shaking hands
with infinity
and feeling
a kinship
with you all

the problem
begins
on the drive
to work

with
endless
and pointless
meetings
phone calls
texts
and emails

waiting
behind you
in a line
when you don't
know
what the fuck
you are doing

I can almost
love you
in my vacuum
of thought

almost

but
one touch
renders you all
disease
to me

afflictions
to the
utmost

keep
your distance

allow
me
my isolation

you will be
my brothers
and sisters
from afar

reach
out to me
however
and I shall
sever
your hand

pepper
it
with cumin
and oregano

and eat
it
for breakfast
before you
as you slowly
bleed
to death

then
I will walk
away

leaving
your body
to bloat
in the sun

as I
scan
our kindred
sky
with affection