Poemdog

Dogs 2018

THERE AND NOW
(2/12/18)

good
to see you
again

you're
looking good

me?

about
the same

same job

same house

same diminished
social position

I hear you

I appreciate
your advice

I really
do

I am glad
that you
are doing
so well

you seem
to derive
much comfort
from worldly
success

I am
truly happy
for you

but you
are not
me

society
seems
so much
a sham
in my meager
estimation

I need it
to survive
however

I do
know that

I would just
rather survive
treading
the perimeter

looking
away
from the civilized
stage

there must
be
something greater
out there

a leech?

perhaps

even leeches
are alive
upon this miracle
of a planet

as much
as you
or I

hard to
consider them
as lowly creatures
when they are
as lucky as we
to exist
at all

I'll own
that label
anytime

if you
insist

shake
your head
if you will

your disapproval
does not convince
me
to approve
of your cultured
views

there is
simply
no significance
there
for me

but I am
pleased
that the popular
order
has some
meaning
for you

what's that?

you have
to go

I understand

so many activities

so little time

me?

I'll continue
my walk

exploring
the outskirts

hoping
for some
new glow
upon the
horizon