Poemdog

Dogs 2016

MISTAKEN INDENTITY
(6/1/16)


we admire
them

we
emulate
them

try
to live
as they
lived

to dress
as they
dressed

to do
as they've
done

hoping
to be
as we
see them

always failing
to reach their
supposed stations

finally realizing
that they
never lived
as anyone
else

they lived
the only way
that they knew
how

tugged
by the gravity
of their own
stars

tortured
by their own
truths

mostly free
from outside
influence

we return
to our rooms

clean out
our closets

hoping
to remember
who we
are