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Dogs 2017

CRAZY OLD MAN
(7/1/17)

I was caught
by another
talking to myself
today

again

a minor
slip

I'm usually
more publically
aware
of such idiosyncrasies
caused by my
primarily
solitary state

but I was
distracted
in self
conversation

and more
than just a bit
embarrassed
upon discovery

what will happen
when I'm truly old?

when all
of my social filters
have atrophied away?

I will be
a walking
schizophrenic
monologue

scaring
children

alarming
adults

perhaps
attracting
old women
of similar
decay

to have
concurrent ramblings
in some semblance
of discussion

"awww...

look
at that cute
old couple

still talking
nonstop
after all
of these years"

finally

I'll have
a relationship
tailored
for my inadequacies