Poemdog

Dogs 2016

HIYA STRANGER!
(9/29/16)

"where
have YOU
been?

I haven't
heard from you
in ages!

have you
become
a hermit?"

I don't
point out
that I haven't
heard from her
either

even though
my address

my phone
number

my many
email addresses
have not changed
since we communicated
last

apparently
the onus
is upon me
to keep
our relationship
alive

I foresee
a tragic death

actually
I'm more
a monk
than a hermit

I still live
in the world

I just
choose
to live detached
from it

worshipping
the unseen