Poemdog

Dogs 2018

DISEASE OF DETACHMENT
(9/12/18)

since
a child

I have
felt
more at ease
in isolation

even alone
I feel inundated
by the living

by the
dead

they
are difficult
for me
to escape

in mind

in spirit

in the
service
I volunteered
for isolated
duty

twice

but being
crowded together
with a small number
of people

in remote
locations

was not
the relief
that I sought

solitude
is the only
answer
for me

and the
only cure

for you

from my
illness