Poemdog

Dogs 2019

STAGE SET
(1/10/19)


it's
an ancient
metal
fixture

attached
to the side
of the garage

casting
a perfect
circle
of light
between
two doors

one
leading
to the car

to the usual
commutes

the other
to a long
narrow
afterthought
of an apartment

where
the last tenant
hung
himself

the one
before that
had to be
committed

the room
has a long
tragic
history

I look
out
from the kitchen
window
some evenings

some mornings

half expecting
to see
someone standing
there

in that
circular glow

the scene
seems to be
waiting
for an actor

to enter
this
low-tech

sci-fi
setting

like some
Twilight Zone
venue

where
the ordinary
takes on
such ominous
portent

I almost
expect
to see me
out there

between
the two
doors

considering
the potential
of each
portal

before
disappearing
forever

into the
fate
of my
choice