Dogs 2014

AN OVERFLOWING VACUUM
(6/4/14)


my wife
is gone

my lover
is gone

my self
proclaimed
best friend
is gone

and
with her
most
of the furniture

there's
an eerie
emptiness
to my life

but
in a way
that's difficult
to explain
I've never
felt
so complete

she
and all
of her clutter
actually
subtracted
from my life

her departure
has added
something
that has been
missing
for several
years

me

I feel
good
about the world
and my place
in it
again

my only
worry
is that these feelings
stem
from ego
and not
from emancipation

the completeness
that overwhelms
may not be
one of enlightenment

perhaps
I am simply
a complete
asshole