Poemdog

Dogs 2018

REALITY CHECK
(1/11/18)

they want
me
to participate

they want
me
to play

"there's
a big world
out there"

they say

but all
that I see
is human
contrivance

a pathetic
patina
carelessly slopped
over God's
good work

they point
to the thin
ugly veneer

"this
is what
it's all about!

come on!"

I shake
my head

turn

walk away

my feet

my face

my bones
feel
what is real

what
it's all
about

the "in crowd"
wouldn't
understand