Dogs 2015

SHOWTIME!
(8/26/15)


it's
a small scale
industrial
expo

to me
it's large scale
personal
overexposure

simply
not comfortable
in a peopled
existence
I long
for the insulated
solitude
of my
desk

still
I smile

shake hands

swap stories

with the
best and worst
of them

acting

lying

my expected
part

I know
that later
this evening
I'll be walking
the streets
alone

totally
ignoring
any passersby

solemn

stone faced

and completely
ecstatic

this foreknowledge
helps me to bear
the next
cheerful face

helps me
not to flinch
at the next
offered hand

I peer
over nearing
heads

longing
for the clock
of escape