Poemdog

Dogs 2016

INVISIBLE INDIVIDUALITY
(4/9/16)


we walked
the streets
of this small
resort town
well over
a dozen times
in six years

hand
in hand

many
recognized us

if they didn't
know our names
they remembered
where
we were from

they would
ask questions
about things
we had talked about
on previous
visits

we were
the tall couple
from Tulsa

alone
no one
knows me

some
of the visitors

even some
of the locals

mistake me
for a resident

I look
around

everyone else
in groups

pairs

people
by themselves
are mostly
disregarded

they seem
to belong here

in that
case

I am
home