Poemdog

Dogs 2019

ANOTHER SHOWING
(12/13/19)


here I am

walking
the streets

in the dark

not that
such as activity
is new
to me

it's just
that this time
there are strangers
walking through
my house

I did
put it up
for sale
after all

but I
do not enjoy
coming home
to finds
things
amiss

rugs misaligned
by foot draggers

lights
left on

trails
of dirt

debris

on formerly
clean floors

cleaned just
for their
visit

and worst
of all

my personal
effects
slightly askew
by sticky
fingers

clumsy
passersby

curious voyeurs
wondering
at the habits
of the inhabitant

I put
everything
back
in order

in the
silence

in the
solitude

hoping
that if a buyer
finally consummates
a deal

that I'll
be able
to drop by
some day

perhaps leave
a smudgy
finger print

upon
the framed
photo
of a
loved
one

before
disappearing

back

into the
night