It is an activity that is no more than a game
without rules or win/lose outcomes
which is played in an empty stadium
with no scoreboard by a single participant
who has no incentive
to complete the game or to even begin it.
Ergo: The Mutterings of an Old Hermit.
There is nothing more to say, Elizabeth (whoever you are)!
I depart from your sight and being, Elizabeth.
My action is best for both of us, Elizabeth.
Especially for me.
Fie! I slam the door behind me!
I am gone.
Is there a poet in this house?
Is there one who speaks with rhyme and meter?
I think not, unless it is the dog,
but I cannot point to her
since she speaks only to those
with more than two feet.