Dogs 2014

IN CASE YOU NEED TO TALK
(12/25/14)


they mean
well

viewing
my solitude
through the holidays
as an unfortunate
circumstance

most
have never been
truly
by themselves
so it's a difficult
concept
for them
to grasp

they want
to be
my friend
during these
apparently
trying times

but they
don't
understand

my real
friends

my real
family

know

that I've
always
been apart

as a child

as an adult

they know
that I have
none
of those
usual needs
and desires
for communion
with my own
kind

they
do not press
me
for communication
in season
or out

they are
my favorite
people

they know
enough
to leave me
alone