Poemdog

Dogs 2019

ISOLATED DUTY
(5/30/19)


I miss

I really
do miss

the ability

the opportunity

to walk
out of
a door

then
15

maybe
20 minutes
later

to be
completely
out of sight
of any signs
of civilization
whatsoever

instead
of the
loneliness

even the
apprehension

that one
might expect
to feel
in such
a remote
location

there's something
comforting
in seeing
the Earth
as it must've
been
before we arrived

as it
may appear
long
after we're
gone

there's a
feeling
of continuity

even
of time
travel

a sense
of infinite
belonging

as opposed
to the opposition
to the planet
by our
social progress

by our
technical
tinkerings

our ticking
clocks

out
with only
the ground
beneath
the feet

the aboriginal
flora

fauna

the wind

the sky

the sun
of primal
existence

a psychic
reset

before
heading back
to the peopled
structures

to have
the soul
inundated
once again
by human
intent