Poemdog

Dogs 2016

NO PROSPECT
(3/19/16)


who
are these
people?

these
TV people
trying
to sell me
things?

they
don't look

talk

or act
like anyone
whom I know

but
they want me
to feel
like one
of them

I am not
impressed

I don't
know them

they don't
know me

I don't
see them
doing

using

anything
that I deem
important

anything
that I feel
to be
enjoyable

they do
not
speak my
language

they are
not
of my kind

they are
alien

I mute
them

still
they smile
and laugh

trying
to convince

I look
away

at the walls

at my toenails

I just want
to watch
a basketball
tournament

I don't
want to belong
to anything

to anyone

thank God
for the second
half

I pray
for limited
timeouts