Poemdog

Dogs 2019

UNDERPLAYED
(6/5/19)


quiet

moody

morose

an understated
performance
by a less
than character
actor

a perfect
counterpart
to any high energy
overachieving
star

the viewer

the reader
may ask

what's
wrong
with him?

nothing
really

not everyone
is "Type A"

society
couldn't exist
if everyone
was

the majority
work
in the shadows

unknown

unappreciated

they are not
the supporting
roles
to which
we aspired
as children

as young
adults

we wanted
to be
somebody

but we
already
had to be
somebody
in order
to have
that want

to accept
that fact
is a solace
for every
well adjusted
bit player
in life

performing
a part
soon
to be
forgotten