Poemdog

Dogs 2017

MENISCUS OF DOUBT
(3/23/17)

you've filled
my container
to almost overflowing
with your
lies

exaggerations

bullshit

still
I try
to believe

I try
to belong

for the sake
of appearance

for the sake
of sanity

I smile

I nod

attempt
to blend in

imagine
that what
you present
to me
is true

since
in some
soft

weak
part of my
mind

I want
to succumb
to your
fantasy

to make
this mirage
my life

so I
hold on

to the point
of bursting

projecting
myself
into your
world

but don't
push me

one more
drop
of prevarication

of delusion

will begin
the deluge
of my undoing

I will flood
the plain
of our understanding

forcing you
either
to accept your
subterfuge

join these
ocean swells
of existence

or to declare
me
quite insane

dry your
decks

sail peacefully

ignorantly

off
into the
sunset

I will
not wave
goodbye