Dogs 2013

SHOULD OLD ACQUAINTANCE
(1/3/13)


I miss
my insanity

I really
do

it explained
so many
complex things
for me
in a way
that I could
understand

it showed
me
the gaps
and folds
in daily reality
where the proof
of other dimensions
crept through
to be revealed

relativity
Buddhism
quantum theory
the consumer price
index
all made
perfect sense
once the burden
of everyday
rationality
was lifted

social conventions
such as family
employment
community
government
seemed to be
the madness
from which
I should flee

now
that I am
cured

recovered

rehabilitated

the sparkle
of infinite
possibility
has dimmed
in my life

I see
primarily
toil
as existence
and only
death
as its end

I still
smile
from time
to time
but wonder
if I am
experiencing joy
in the drudgery
or simply
a remembrance
of crazier
days

at least
I am comfortable
with the fact
that other
realities
do exist

how
dreadfully dull
to be so
absolutely sure
of only
one
sensed world

I pity
the sane
and look forward
in anticipation
to my
impending
senility