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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

VALUE CHASM
(8/11/17)

he shakes
his head

he's frustrated
with

disappointed
in me

he wants
me
to venture
forth

grab life
by the balls

(so he says)

really
live!

he's
a world traveler

dabbler
in the arts

letters

sciences

maybe not quite
the Renaissance Man

but as close
as I've ever
come across

I want
to tell him
however
that his life
is not for
me

his actions
seem somehat
forced

contrived

so material

so manic

so vain

I seek
serenity

I search
for a method
to clear a way
to the divine

he wants me
to lay more
obstacles
in my path

then look about
in glowing idiocy
once I've overcome
what was never
there
in the first
place

he calls me
a pussy

tells me
to get out there
before it's
too late

then rushes
off
to his next
great adventure

he's
an impressive
man

I'm always
so glad
when he's left
to maintain
that lofty
status

at
a distance