Poemdog

Dogs 2018

PLAYING DEAD
(2/23/18)

human discourse
becomes more difficult
for me
as the years
go by

they
do not understand
my non-participatory
stance

my general
disdain
for public
functions

most activity
seems to me
to be nothing
more than
civilized
contrivance

misspent time

wasted effort

but if such
endeavors
contain some
personal meaning
for the individual
involved

I'm all
for them

just don't
expect me
to enjoy
the same

as I cross
those things
from my own
list
of necessities

I find
myself
even more
isolated

more alone

still
I have found
contentment
in this purpose

able finally
to close my eyes
on those social
insanities

I can
smile
in my
solitude

but to those
looking in
from
the outside

my dying
to the world
looks
very much like
giving up
on life

instead
of the pure
joy
of my deliverance

a quietly
concealed
ecstasy