Dogs 2014

THE ONLY CURE
(8/14/14)


I am
exhausted

everything
hurts

nothing
seems right

life appears
pointless

crawling
out of bed
is a cruel
exercise
in defeat

none
of the usual
modes of relief
seem to alleviate
my distress

there are
always
those quick
chemical fixes
I know

but they
would give me
long term problems
not worth
the short term
panacea

I realize
that I just
have to wait
it out

time

time

time

but it sucks

I can hear
every clock ticking
the interminable
seconds
at once

each minute hand
a misery
stabbing further
into my psyche

I pray
for the planet
to spin me
quickly
into another
day

this one
wants me
dead