Poemdog

Dreams 2022

Nothing Nice
(7/10/2022)


“you used
to be funny

wildly
ironic

subtly
sarcastic”

I seem
to have been
the entertaining
fellow

“but now
you’re just
a sad

negative

depressing
old man”

she looks
into my
tired eyes

“what happened
to you?”

as if
something
had happened
that wasn’t
always
happening

that didn’t
consistently

continually
claw
at my soul

she misses
our time together
when I could
think of us
in relation
to the world

with a bit
more perspective
on our shared
human
condition

than just
of me

alone
within the universe

with an egoistically
limited
viewpoint
of reality

“you should
write more”

she says
surely
with a nod

as if
she would like
anything
that she
would read