Dogs 2013

SOUL HOLE IN THE WALL
(2/27/13)


I walk
into
the darkened room
just to stand
for a few
minutes

alone

to decompress
from the day

my eyes
adjust slowly
and the frame
of a small
mirror
begins to
resolve
out of
the black

I move
my head
slightly
and notice
accompanying
movement
in the glass

in this
low light
I see only
a silhouette
of absence

a shadow
of a reflection

a reflection
of a shadow

cause
and effect
become confused
and a certain dizziness
overtakes me
as I fall fast
through
clouded thoughts
of reality

consciousness
expands beyond
this pedestrian
planet
and the senses
soar
toward the
cosmos

a kitchen
cabinet
slams

I shrink
back
to everyday
me

an aging
man
standing
in the dark

hungry
for dinner