Poemdog

Dogs 2016

PERIMETER PLUMMET
(8/24/16)

sliding

drifting

falling away
from the
norm

seems
so easy
now

when life
has been lived
upon the edges
of society

the balancing act
becomes
so tiresome

a final slippage
is unavoidable

moving
toward the center
has always seemed
as impossible
as traveling
to the Milky Way

the mere
thought
of the effort

the pretense
involved

immerses
the body
in ennui

now
an acceleration
ever further
from civilized notions
blurs the routines
of society

the only
focused point
becomes the darkness
straight ahead
in the distance

finally
a reachable
goal

oblivion

a comfortable
shade
of black