Poemdog

Dogs 2019

ALL OR NONE
(1/5/19)


"PREPARE
TO EMBARK!"

the booming
voice
from the sky
announced

"YOU HAVE
OUTGROWN
YOUR PLANET

WORRY NOT
ABOUT YOUR
POSSESSIONS

YOUR NEEDS
SHALL BE
PROVIDED"

the spacecraft
hovered menacingly
above
the ocean

for some
reason
we were all
standing
knee deep
in water

in some sort
of airport

perhaps
a shopping
mall

they look
so very much
the same
these days

no one
seemed to know
what would happen
next

we just stood
there

in the
water

looking
up

waiting

finally
I felt a bit
foolish
amongst
the cowed
crowd

I began
walking

I began
wading

away

whatever
would happen

would happen
without me

"IF YOU
DEPART NOT
IN UNITY

YOU SHALL
ALL
REMAIN
TO DIE"

a great
parting note
upon waking
to another
weekday
morning

too many
movies

too many
dreams

later
as I wait
in traffic
on the way
to work

I think

this is
my fault

this is all
my fault