Poemdog

Dogs 2018

HALF LIFE
(2/9/18)

I see
them

every
day

those
with fulltime
jobs

families

a myriad
of extracurricular
activities

I am
amazed
by them

they seem
to be
of a higher
race

I work

I go
home

then back
to the job
again

more
than I almost
can bear

if there
were something
else

someone
else

of intense
interest

I would
definitely
make the
effort

but I
step out
of my door
each day

finding
nothing

no one

I'm not
sure how
to get there
from here

a giant
canyon
of apathetic disbelief
separates me
from their
world

at times
they shout
across
the chasm
to me

unfortunately
their messages
are distorted
by distance

by echoes

I wave

I smile

I nod

as if
I know
what they're
saying

but I
haven't
a clue

even though
the language
is the same

their dialect
of purpose
is quite foreign
to me

I turn
away

trying
to cope
with my limited
responsibilities

my limited
capabilities

I start
my car

drive
to each
destination

in desperate
solitude