Dogs 2014

ONLY THE LONELY
(6/25/14)


I am by
myself

but I
am not
alone

my brain
is crowded
with the many
connections
of everyday
existence

at times
I cannot
block them

the claustrophobia
of humanity
presses in
upon
me
even
while being
ostensibly
isolated

this desperate
misanthropic panic
spurs my desire
for a link
to the infinite

to peace
and contentment

a higher
brilliance
that dwarfs
this pedestrian
peopled
fluorescence

I wish
to bask
in the pure
white glow
of that single
star

warm
my soul
beneath the synthesis
of beginning
and end

completed

even though
I appear
completely
isolated

they don't
understand

they try
to reach
for me

they all
need
someone

they suppose
that I must
be the same

they shiver
continually
under the umbral
influence
of Death

instead
of stepping out
from the shadow
to blink away
those blues
in the perpetual
sun