Dogs 2015

DOWN AND IN
(8/16/15)


after
a Sunday
morning

over half
of the
afternoon

of work

errands

yard work

cleaning
the car

performing
some A/C
maintenance

the energy
has left me

I wish
to do
nothing

to see
no one

of course
there are always
things to do
and people
to see

but extracting
myself
from those
situations
will cause
nary a ripple

the world
motors on
whether I am
there
or not

no one
will miss
me

I sit quietly
alone
in a darkened
house

countering
the noisy
crowded sunshine
outside

and
for the first
time
all day

I feel
as if
I'm really doing
something