Poemdog

Dogs 2019

WHATEVER YOU SAY
(1/8/19)


I understand
what you think
that you mean

I know
that what
you tell me
is real

for you

but on
an absolute
scale of verity
your preoccupations
do not rate

your words
only build
pretty polite
playhouses
of make believe

please
forgive me
if I don't
have the energy
to pretend
along
with you

I do try

up to
a point

but unlike
you
I cannot
invest myself
emotionally
in such spurious
social concerns

they are but
paper dolls
that are
blown away
in a moderate
breeze

so please
do not be upset
when I am
not upset
at your irrelative
revelations

your impassioned
statements
do not alter
one bit

the sky

the wind

the water

the earth

all speaking
a language
that I better
comprehend