Poemdog

Dogs 2018

WORN OUT SOUL
(8/2/18)

they
scowl

they shake
their heads

they murmur

even shout
obscenities

I have done
nothing
to them

merely
looked
in their
direction

I do my
best
to stay out
of the collective
way

but they seem
to sense
my contempt
for this
society

we all
know
that I don't
belong

I only pray
for their apathy
to my existence

so that I
may tread
my rounds
unnoticed

a social
ghost
with no energy
to haunt
anyone

a vanishing
vapor
who once
was