Poemdog

Dogs 2020

Low Clearance
(4/11/2020)


my new
apartment
has seven foot
ceilings

much shorter
doorways

the loft
bedroom ceiling
slopes
from seven
to almost
three

I hit
my head
more
in the first two
weeks here
than the twenty
years prior

by a wide
margin

I have
gotten
slightly better
since

but still
whack my crown
every once
in awhile

finally
a physical excuse
for all those
misconceptions
rattling around
up there

I think
that some
new ones
have actually
been
dislodged

but at least
now
I can point
to bumps
of lowered
expectation