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Dogs 2017

TOO PEOPLED
(8/6/17)

I am
living
the wrong
shift

I keep
running
into

across

and against
you

mostly
I need you

mostly

to do
the various things
that you do

that make
my life
possible

I just need
you
doing
them all

far
away
from me

I will
do
my part

pull my
weight

but in
solitude

although
do feel free
to call

to text

to email
when needed

I will always
respond

but if
I see you
walking my way

I will turn
to avoid you
whenever possible

talk about me
if you wish

I understand

I am

I will
continue to be
an oddity

an outsider
who should be
derided
as antisocial

inept
at human
contact

I do not
mind

I will not
hear you

so the comments
do not exist

as neither
do you

except
by inference

by circumstantial
evidence

physic
footprints
across the beach
of my soul

washed
eventually
away

by endless
waves
of isolation