Poemdog

Dogs 2018

THE PRICE OF ISOLATION
(8/24/18)

I watch
them

they have
large
nearby
families

many friends

if they
have any problems
they first consult
someone
they know

they have
access
to so much
low cost
knowledge

so much
low cost
experience

If I
cannot fix
something
on my
own

I must
seek
professional
help

for my
car

for my
home

for myself

and watch
my bank account
diminish greatly
with every
outside consult

the results
are the same
however

things
get done

but while
my payments
are large

they
are handled
quickly

if painfully

then
the topic
is finished
for me

usually
the same
business day

they
on the other hand
are on a
lifetime hook

24/7/365

favors
on the books
forever

hardly
ever
a free night

where
my debts
are always
a known
monetary quantity

I get
to bed
on time

and sleep
oh so
well

if oh
so alone