Poemdog

Dreams 2022

Voyeur
(7/10/2022)


I watch
them
in wonderment

those over-
achievers

even
the average
achievers

those
with vocation

determination

motivation

talent

drive

their personal
productivity
amazes me

they seem
alien

with unlimited
time
to accomplish
such sublimities

but I know
that I
am the outcast

the outsider
to such worthwhile
lifestyles

for once
my sensibilities
are eaten alive
by the mundane
details
of daily living

I have
no energy left
for innovation

creation

or even
the most simple
of extraneous
efforts

and when
the basics
of my existence
have been
secured

all vitality
drained
away

there seem
just enough
waking hours
in which
to look

to see

what great
things
that they
have done

whilst I was
entrenched

deeply
within
flossing
my teeth