Dogs 2015

SKINWALKERS
(10/11/15)


there are certain
unnamed visions
that disturb us

deep
in our
minds

deep
in our
souls

dark monsters
that can swallow
the sun

then
there are those
more tangible
daily dilemmas
that creep
the surface
of our psyches

biting

sucking
at our energy

inanimate insects
pestering
our waking

our sleeping
thoughts

most
can be swatted
away

but by then
the damage
has been done

a lingering
itch
still remains

in some
ways
we are glad
for these minor
diversions

they keep us
distracted
from the meaning
of our lives

the meaning
of our
deaths

their incessant
buzzing
however
my eventually elevate
their nuisance
to the point
that our mortal
mantles
are in danger
of crumbling

we can
only
take so much

so we
kill
what we can
of these annoyances
in order to cope

in order
to sanely
survive

at least
until
the true killer
arrives
for us