Poemdog

Dogs 2019

HOUSE ARREST
(9/29/19)


working
from home
sounded like
an ideal
situation

no commute

no
fluorescent
lighting

no
sick building
smell

no
office
politics

or petty
personal
snobberies

but working
within
the same rooms
where I live

gets a bit
claustrophobic

I feel
shut in

trapped

and at
the end
of the workday
there's no
release

I am
already where
I used
to look
forward
to being
all day long

I'm sure
that eventually
I'll adjust

but if
I do

I'm think
that my neighbors
might miss
my 6pm sprint
down the driveway

my escape

my subsequent
disappearance
to the streets
for an hour
or so

until the
thought
of my own
address
is no longer
so frightful

and the walls
again
have forgotten
my name