Poemdog

Dogs 2016

OUT OF CIRCULATION
(4/16/16)


I see
them
almost every
day

those attractive
members
of the opposite
sex

but after
two years
in hibernation
I don't know
what to do
with such opportunities

best simply
to enjoy
the sights

a beautiful
woman

like
a beautiful
sunset

a beautiful
bird

a beautiful
song

is an experience
in which
to revel

then
let go

rely upon
the memories
for a glow

obsession
eventually leads
to detrimental
consequences

worse
we become bored
with the associations

the newness
is gone

we look
elsewhere
for excitement

better
to keep our
hands
to our sides

without tainting
the sensations
by futile attempts
at possession

be able
to look
everywhere
with the same
appreciation

to truly
have everything
by having
nothing