Poemdog

Dogs 2018

A HAPPY FACE
(3/21/18)

you tell me
to look up

cheer up

lighten up

but
to do so
would expose
me
to a miasma
of unwelcomed
emotions

I'd rather
remain inert
within this comforting
cocoon
of dysfunction

at least
for awhile
longer

although
four years
may seem to you
unreasonable
for reemergence

perhaps
a slight
downward smirk
can be
mustered

I know
this floor
oh
so well