Dogs 2014

BEST FOOT BEHIND
(10/9/14)


divorce drama
concluded
in Spring

I walk
the streets
at night
alone
in Fall

trying
to make
some sense
of it all

there seems
none
to be made

I see
the illuminated
lives
of my neighbors
as I pass
their homes

I wonder
at their happiness

their
dysfunction

I know
that life
is an unbalanced
fusion
of both

for every
smile
there appears
five
furrowed brows

we seem
an unhappy
lot

I remain
indifferent
to either
extreme

their scripts
do not
concern me

I am merely
an expressionless actor
treading
the wrong
stage

somewhere
far away
there is
a vacant
minor role

missing
my nihilistic
expertise