Poemdog

Dogs 2019

HEADBOUND
(11/10/19)


suspecting
all along

but not
certain
until the realization
arrives
much
too
late

that all
of the pain

all
of the
grief

every
personal discomfort
throughout
this life

has sourced
from an inherent
conflict

the internal
rejection

of ideas
given

ideals
forced
upon us

by individuals

by institutions

those
well meaning
lies

mythologies

rationalizations

meant
to keep us
upon
a socially
straight
path

we spend
a lifetime
freeing ourselves
from thoughts
that are not
our own

attempting
to return
to some original
mindset
from which
to begin
again

a fresh
first blush
on the
world

from which
a new hierarchy
of metaphysics
can evolve

feeling
so close
most days

almost seeing
that original
multi-hued
flash
of primal
comprehension

but still
only able
to explain
the revelation

by using
the same old
tired
colors

taught
to us
so long
ago