Poemdog

Dogs 2016

JUST A NOD
(4/15/16)


forgive
me

I know
that we see
each other
on a regular
basis

I appreciate
your attempts
to communicate

I understand

I really do

but please
realize
that once
that verbal threshold
is crossed

we shall both
feel obligated
to keep
our sporadic
conversations
alive

what
a chore

we don't
really know
each other

we don't really
want
to know
each other

the exercise
would only be
an attempt
at sociability

then
if we stopped
such pleasantries

it would be
impossible
to go back
to what
we have
now

we would
seek to avoid
such encounters

more
unnecessary
effort

so

with all
of the other
commitments
in life

why add
another?

let's keep
our distance

I am sorry
for my sleight
of silence

but I
really never
liked the look
of you
anyway