Poemdog

Dogs 2019

FADE TO TRUTH
(3/27/19)


I do not
feel
what you
feel

I do not
understand
what you
feel

I know
that I am
supposed to act
in a certain way
in order to blend
with the crowd

and I am
just barely
competent enough
to go through
those motions
believably

I would
not mean them
however

such an act
would be
a lie
on my part

I could
medicate
my sensibilities
into a state
of acceptance

then say
the words

do
the deeds
expected
of me

but those
effects
would eventually
pass

and I would
feel twice
as bad
as I would have
by following
my true nature
in the first
place

so here
I am

don't depend
upon me
for any show
of social
support

one
on one
though

talk
to me

touch
me

I can be
a comfort
on those
terms

I am
here
for you

but only
for you
alone