Poemdog

Dogs 2016

A NEW COAT
(5/10/16)


a room
develops
a certain
dilapidated quality
over
the years

the walls
become dinged
and scraped

the color
fades
in certain areas

everything
is still
quite serviceable

quite
livable

but the habitat
sadly seems
a bit beaten

a bit
battered

luckily
just opening
a can
of paint
gives the smell

the feel

of resurrection

a few hours
of work
produces
extraordinary
results

a layer
of fresh shading
makes the space
again
a happy
place

~

later
in the bathroom

the image
in the mirror
is not
so kind

I'm sure
that a shower

some
clean clothes

will transform
my dingy image

the surface
discrepancies
can be
solved

but I know
that it's just
a coverup

the wiring
behind
these walls
will always be
askew