Poemdog

Dogs 2019

PAINT BY NUMBERS
(11/18/19)


I am
alive

this
is what
I see

this
is what
I suffer

but I
am limited
by my
language

by my
meager
talent

to truly
express
my thoughts

my feelings

so I follow
established
systems

accepted
patterns

in an
attempt
to capture
these haunted
visions

I want
to tell you
something

if only
of my continual
frustration
with my
inability
to do so