Poemdog

Dogs 2016

UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS
(11/19/16)

I don't
like them

I try
to avoid
them

but if
they are forced
upon me

I shall deal
with them

sometimes
in a socially
unacceptable
manner

you
saw me
here

quietly
enjoying
this miracle
of life

perhaps
my calm
disturbed you
in some
way

caused you
to interrupt
my serenity
with speech

you seemed
compelled
to ask me
something

to tell me
something

now
your regret
is obvious

you have
ruined
the moment
for both
of us

silence
is no longer
a comfort