Poemdog

Dogs 2019

SEMI-DECENT CITIZENS
(7/7/19)


we sit
in these
rooms

confessing

counseling

communing

commiserating

with those
of our kind

we
the recovering

from whatever

but there
is also
at times
a self congratulatory
air

mostly
unwarranted

we have
only
crawled back
close
to the status
quo

near
to where
we should
have been

all along

we are
not
special

we are now
merely marginal
members
of society

our past

our history

remaining
on record

within
the memories
of others

we are
forever
tainted

our new
normal
still
"less than"

we fucked
up

we must
accept
that fact

in order
to remain
sane

in order
to remain
sober

in order
to get up

to go through
another day

hoping
for a better
glimpse of
God

from the
periphery
of exile