Dogs 2014

PUBLIC PERSONA
(12/10/14)


the seasonal
gatherings
are upon us

I am forced
by convention
to attend
a very few

I am
not
an idiot

I have
read books

I have
seen movies

I have
had a mother

I know
what is expected

I know
how to act
when I am out
in society

so I wait
until I have
returned home
in order to retch
from the
human contact

people
still smile
the next time
that the see
me

fools

I have
played
my part