Dogs 2015

CAVE DWELLER
(10/7/15)


most days
we function
competently
in our frantic
environments

traffic

work

parks

stores

restaurants

exposed
to a carousel
of people
and places
on a continual
basis

for
the most part
we acknowledge

then ignore

the pandemonium
of such orderly
chaos

only
focused upon
our immediate
goals

but some days

spirits
are low

our ability
to cope
is compromised
by physical

mental

emotional
ailments

we are
overwhelmed

exhausted

we welcome
the calm
boring
sanctuary
of known walls

footworn floors

familiar surroundings

we dim
the lights

play
the sad
soulful
music

revel
in our
melancholy

isolated
from the world
for at least
one evening

no responsibility
to interact

no expectation
of sociability

practicing
death
in our cloistered
tranquility