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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

SEPARATE KINGDOM
(9/19/17)

I am
there

mostly
while walking

working out

listening
to music

watching
movies

reading
books
in the waning
hours

sometimes
while working

very seldom
when driving

or in
a crowd

I am in
an alternative
reality

a euphoric
state
of mind

apart
from the physical
sense
of self

feeling
connected

feeling
immortal

and maybe
just a bit
insane

worldly concerns
no longer
seem
to matter

I hope
that I can find
this place
when I really
need it

when I'm
hurting

when I'm
breathing
my last

although
I know
that all
I'll probably
find
is pain

hopelessness

and more
than likely

a really
bad
smell

as I peer
into the unknown

desparately
searching
for some drawbridge
of escape