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Dreams 2022

For The Lack
(5/15/2022)


I haven’t
tried
very hard

at anything

in the hope
that some
vocation

some innate
ability

of which
I could take
advantage

would eventually
be revealed

at some
time

anytime

preferably
long before
I died

but no

in over
six decades
there’s been
nothing

just a holding
pattern
of futility

still
there are those
who would
give me
credit

for potential

for minor
accomplishment

when all
that I have
to share
is continual
ennui

failure

but even laziness
requires
a certain amount
of cleverness

that some
will always
mistake
as intelligence

I’ve apparently
outsmarted
myself

into
oblivion