Poemdog

Dogs 2016

PSYCHOPATH
(5/19/16)


hi

how are
you?

what's that?

I don't
really care?

you've got
that
right

why
do I ask?

it's just
what we say

isn't it?

to converse

to make
everyone
comfortable

to pretend
that society
is operating
as a cohesive
unit

lies?

you betcha

but no
different
from yours

you don't
lie?

sure
you do

every day

in every
way

you lie
to others

you lie
to yourself

to belong

to function

I'm
just more
realistic

more
honest

about
this many
peopled
fact

the truth
is much
too troubling

what's
the truth?

when I walk
away
from this conversation

you will be
dead
to me

or even
worse

you
will have never
existed

you matter
not
in my life

none
of you
do

sick?

sociopath?

I think
not

those terms
merely
make you feel
better
about your pretense
of empathy

you cannot
marginalize
me

I have
purpose

I am
a force

you should
probably
avoid me
as a practice

what's that?

what
if everyone
behaved
this way?

then perhaps

my soon
to be
nonexistent
friend

perhaps
the human race
would finally
reach
its potential

on an individual
basis
of course

forever
apart

together

insanity?

no

not
at all

well
enough of this

this conversation
has become
tiresome

I would
tell you
to have
a nice day

but we
are well
beyond
that point

so I'll
just
walk away

to be
happily alone
again
in the universe