Poemdog

Dogs 2016

CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
(7/16/16)


sure

as long
as you want
to hear
the truth

very few
do

they think
that they
do

you probably
think
that you do

but once
I start speaking
with utmost
veracity

I see
fear

I see
revulsion

in some
cases
I just see
disinterest

the facts
are too ugly

too horrible

or more often
simply
not entertaining
enough

to keep
people's interest

for the greatest
insult
seems not
to be shock

disgust

or outrage

but one
of abject
boredom

what good
is the truth
if it does not
give us hope
for something
better?

perhaps
a song

a book

a movie

would be better
than a conversation
with me

I have
no stories
left
to tell