Poemdog

Dogs 2018

LIAR
(8/6/18)

I apologize

this is
not
really me

I adopt
this fake
persona
in order to avoid
being feared

loathed

misunderstood

or otherwise
institutionalized
by the general
populace

I try my
best
to get along

but truly
do not
believe
these things
that I must
say

that I
must do

up close

in person

to be
one
of you

I feel
as if
I'm treading
an alien
planet

speech

customs

so foreign
to my nature

if you
really do
want to
know me

read
my words

etched alone
in isolation

then
respond
in kind

if you
wish

staying
at a
distance

the only
way to be
close

to the
true
me