Poemdog

Dogs 2018

ON THE BRINK
(8/14/18)

funny

quirky

eccentric

characteristics
that are amusing
but sometimes
indicate
individuals
on the edge

others
are not always sure
how to react
to the strange
comments

observations

non sequiturs

other than
to laugh

shake their
heads

but their
comedians
are in trouble

existing
in the blurry world
in between
civilization

and insanity

when someone
sees society
as insane

they will be
outvoted every
time

the general public
approaches
the disturbing
ones
less
and less

dealing
with those responses
is quite beyond
any level
of comfort

it's quite
alright

really

these misanthropic
hermits
are more
than happy
not to have to
explain themselves

existing
in isolation
for the most
part

where
the world
becomes quite
self-rational

uncluttered
with the obstacles
of etiquette

eating

sleeping

marveling
at the universe

as those first
humans
must have

before
they learned
to congregate

organize

ostracize

play golf