Poemdog

Dogs 2019

BILLBOARDS
(3/13/19)


I know
what they
want me
to want

I know
what they
want me
to be

there
are signs

there
are sounds
aplenty
to remind
me

then
there are
the people
whom I know
who tell
me

what they
have seen

what they
have heard

consequently
what
they want

I relate
to very few
of these
advertisements

to these
desires

which
puts me
at odds
with the general
public

as well
as with
my specific
public

much
sighing

shaking
of heads

is directed
in my
direction

their responses
indicating
sympathy
at times

down right
incredulity
at others

the difference
between
sad

and insane

seems
very slight
in their
eyes

as I
close
mine