Poemdog

Dogs 2018

SELF DEFEATING EXILE
(4/23/18)

those
of us
who hide
from the society
are constantly
frustrated

in order
to survive
we must venture
out

once out
we are then
exposed

if only
for a very
short time

to all
of the contrivances
that we seek
to avoid

later within
the supposed safety
of our homes

we are inundated
with mail

email

phone calls

even invasive
visits

delivering their
offers

entreaties

warnings

threats
of every
description

haunting
our isolation

they know
where we
live

dropping out
entirely
seems the only
sane solution
for us

unfortunately
we are addicted
to indoor
plumbing

soft hermits
never meant
to be happy