Dogs 2013

MISTAKEN AGAIN
(10/14/13)


by word

by thought

by action

I'm seem
to be coming
up wrong
more often
than not
these
days

I can
no longer
trust
my best
judgment

it's humbling

it's depressing

it saps
my energy

I'm
not sure
if I'm repeatedly
flawed
or just continually
failing

is it
stupidity
or old age?

both?

nobody
comes to me
for answers
any more

they only come
with questions
concerning
my decision
making

my responses
to their queries
seem to make
little sense

they go
away
shaking
their heads

I used
to talk loudly
of the wisdom
I was sure
that I had

now
I am mostly
quiet
about the little
I surely know

still
I must function
so I try
but my faults
only multiply

I tire
of the negative
results

I wish
only
for undisturbed
rest

unmolested
sleep

where
in my dreams
the world
seems
a bit more
understandable

and the people
a bit
more
understanding