Dogs 2013

DEAD ASLEEP
(10/14/13)


nothing
is going
right

the simplest
of tasks
turn to shit
in my hands

I look about
and see
so many
dismembered limbs

arms
legs
hands
feet

carrion
creatures
thriving
in the piles

I see
madness

my reality
is crumbling
and I realize
that I have
died

no one
takes notice
as I wander about
in my ineptitude
of animation

I try
to touch
the remnants
of the living
but nothing
responds
to my manipulations

I feel
hopeless

useless

less
than human

then
I awake

I slowly
realize
that I
have been
dreaming

I get out
of bed

go to
the bathroom

misreach

knock
my toothbrush
from the counter
onto a dirty
floor

I look
down

I deflate

I decide
that clean teeth
have little value
to the deceased