Poemdog

Dogs 2016

ISOLATED UNIQUENESS
(11/29/16)

we all
see ourselves
dissimilar

somehow
special

but we
leave
our different
domiciles
every day

become one
with the established
social structure

realizing
with some sense
of despair

that we
are more alike
than we had
imagined
alone

comingling
with the crowds

not standing
out

not standing
apart

from a distance
no one
could distinguish
us
from any other

maybe
a slight shade
variation
in the herd

until later

we return
home

pull
our covers up
to our chins
in solitary
beds

convinced
again
that we are
not
like them

then dreaming
of everyone
else