Dogs 2013

PAST CONSUMPTIONS
(3/9/13)


the routine
of the day
used to eat
me away

there
had to be
more

when
things
were really
happening

either good
or bad

they were
things
to be done

things
to get
done

nothing else
was needed

but the
majority
of the time
the ordinary
inundated
my senses

my senses
needed
a drink

a drink
would cause
things to
happen
again

usually bad

but that
wasn't
important

as long
as life
was returned
to drastic
motion

the action
was forward
and I was
fulfilled
with that
insane go

sobriety
brought a
change

a vacuum

I fill it
with
work

I fill it
with
the pain
of this aging
abused
body

I fill it
by emptying
these thoughts
onto
glowing screens
of white

the only
hangovers
the things
left
unsaid