Poemdog

Dogs 2016

OFF PLANET
(11/22/16)

I've learned
their language

adopted
their attire

mimicked
their mannerisms

but the people
are still foreign
to me

there are
certain inflections

innuendos

that are beyond
my capacity
to comprehend

they sense
that I
do not
belong here

they seem
nervous

apprehensive
in my
presence

as
I am
in theirs

sooner
or later
I shall return
to the hazy
realm
of my origin

relieving us
all
of our discomfort

speaking again
in the silent tongue
of my kind