Dogs 2014

THE ECSTASY OF ALONE
(12/18/14)


the sensation
is difficult
if not impossible
to describe

the overwhelming
joy
of living
in this world
unfettered
by continual
human contact

devoid
of the peopled
murkiness
clouding
any perceptions
of the absolute

most
shake their heads
showing sympathy
for someone
so seemingly encased
in solitude

what about
the holidays?

the vacations?

the long
lonely
nights?

they will ask

they could never
understand
unless
they've lived
in this solitude

I just smile

they give
me a sad
pat on the arm

telling me
that someone
will come along
to keep me company
in my declining
years

mistakenly
feeling pity
for the contented
misanthropic
incarnation
of me