Dogs 2014

SANDS OF ANTIQUITY
(6/6/14)


first
a hostage

then
a captive

now
a barely
tolerated
guest

I have
picked up
a few words
and phrases
but exist apart
from within
the midst
of them

still

as I sit
in this tent
upon the desert's
expanse

beneath
this infinite
sky

I feel
fortunate

a part
of time

yet
strangely
as if
I have always
been here

immortal

waiting
to be pointed
toward my
limitless
future