Dogs 2014

JUST AROUND THE CORNER
(5/28/14)


I've only
been
to a few
places
in my life

Canada

Mexico

Australia

Alaska

most
of the other
states

lived
in several
of them

but compared
to many

I've been
nowhere

I have
been
to just enough
for me to know
that the differences
are few

that the sameness
is exactly
the same

just enough
to know
that my answer
doesn't lie
in the distance

in that case
I guess
that I have
been everywhere

I've been
out
amongst the people

I have
touched
them

(mostly
with my
madness)

and have found
them
wanting

wanting
the same thing
as I

but wanting
it
in such
different ways

I sit
alone
in this room

in this same
old town

knowing

that I am
just as close
to eternity
as any
of them