Poemdog

Dogs 2016

FAKE BELIEVE
(1/28/16)


you wave

you smile

you like
having us
in the neighborhood

we
go to work
each morning

return
at the same
time
each evening

always
keep our lawns
orderly

our sidewalks
clean

our houses
in good repair

from
the little noise
that we make
you would hardly
know
that we were
here

we seem
the perfect
neighbors

but we are
just
biding our time

acting
our parts

looking
across the street
at you
with nothing
but contempt

waiting
in the dark
within our walls
for the collapse
of the fa├žade

anguished
at the daily
absurdity
of it all