Poemdog

Dogs 2018

IN THE SPACE OF ONE
(12/19/18)


some
are lucky

early on
they are able
to carve
a small section
of solitude
for themselves
within this mayhem
of society

a capsule
that carries them
throughout
their lives
in relative joy

reflective
peace

others of us
require
a lifetime
of repeated
punishment

ridicule

shame

censure

criticism

admonishment

to reach
such a place

to understand
that alone
is the only
way to maintain
some sanity

to retain
some purpose
in this existence

an outcast
rather than
a continual
victim

we learn
to breathe again
in this
rarefied air
of isolation