Poemdog

Dogs 2016

HEAVY MENTAL
(1/6/17)

we
at times
need music
that mirrors
our frames
of mind

it's a matter
of matching
the outer
to the inner
in order to
achieve
some sense
of equilibrium

some sense
of belonging

I have
such a collection
on my shelves
at home

when my
infrequent
guests
see my
CD library

the names

the titles
on the labels

they suddenly
have little
of which
to speak

they seldom
return

but the songs
tell me
that the resulting
solitude
is OK

more
than OK
really

they sing
the gospel
of a godlike
isolation

that
I am more
than my
environment

that
I am more
than me