Dogs 2015

AN ALTERNATIVE ANGEL
(9/12/15)


at so many
times

in so many
situations

I realize
the futility

the absurdity

of the surrounding
scenarios

I look
into the faces
of those
about me
seeking some hint
of realization
other
than my own

but I see
only blank
or blissful
expressions

either resignation
or actual enjoyment
of such banal activities
that only serve
to cause me
intense
psychic suffering

I wish
to see
some shared
shock

some mutual
horror

in a set
of eyes
other than those
that I see
in the mirror

I long
for a comrade

a cohort

someone
to make me feel
that I
am not
the one insane
for rejecting
these ideas
and activities

someone
to take me
by the hand

peer deep
into my soul

and say

"yes

this existence
is completely
fucked up

walk
with me
instead"