Dogs 2014

MYOPIC SIGN OF LIFE
(9/8/14)


I'm drifting

staring
into the space
limited
by these
four walls

peripherally
I see
a small
blinking light

repeating
with a regular
insistence

distracting me
from my
distractedness

I look toward
it

it disappears

returning
my glance ahead
it reappears
at a tangent

once
I realize
that the rhythm
of the beacon
is my heartbeat

I understand

the flashing
is a reflection
on the inner
surface
of my glasses

reflecting
my eyeball
pulsing
with an internal
beat

an eye
that reflects
the overhead
fluorescence

I am reminded
of my living
even while
I'm pretending
not to be