Dogs 2013

SPRING KEENING
(5/18/13)


my contemporaries

my fellow humans

revel
in this
season

not me

the hot
heavy air
filled with allergens
and severe weather
seems so
oppressive

even while
life is springing
from the earth
the Earth
seems Hell bent
on extinguishing
life

at least
my life

I stay inside
mostly
while others
sweat and smile
out of doors

they love
this time
of year

I feel
miserable

I miss
the comfort
of cool
dark
bars

sitting
alone
in relative
silence

drinking
cold beer
after
cold beer

after
enough alcohol
even I
wanted to be
out
with the rest
of them

of course
I had
an excuse

I was
drunk

a very
sick
individual

I am
much better
now

by myself
at work
on a Saturday
morning

the sickness
sometimes
takes different
forms

while
the symptoms
stay mainly
the same