Poemdog

Dogs 2018

LO-DEF LIFE
(12/27/18)


some things

some people

seem perfectly
normal

even attractive
at a distance

or through
uncorrected
vision

but bring
reality
into a fine
focus

and we
can see
the atrophy
around
the edges

the worn
surfaces

the wrinkles

the scabs

this phenomenon
is universal
of course

there is
no escape
for anything

for anyone

we simply
enjoy
fooling ourselves
with the
glossy version
of existence

an airbrushed
world
more suited
to our fantasies

we have
no desire
to view realistic
reminders
of ourselves