Poemdog

Dogs 2019

CRYPTIC COMMUNIQUES
(1/20/19)


I read

I study

I reread

I listen

I struggle
to understand

I ask
the sender

the sayer

to repeat

I concentrate
fully
upon what
I see

what
I hear

I strain
my brain
to attain
some meaning
from the jumble
of words

symbols

hints

innuendos

coming
my way
on a daily
basis

but
so few
communicate
their intent
directly

I have
no idea
what most
are saying

what
they want
from me

I admit
ignorance

insensitivity

I seem
inept
at human
subtleties

I truly
do not know
your needs

your desires

unless
you simply
say

the
fucking

words

for once

for all