Dogs 2008

A LOVING FORUM
(5/7/08)


there was a time
many times
over many years
when I wrote
in an attempt
to express my views
hopes
and frustrations
in such a manner
as to free myself
from their clutter
in my mind

whether
they were read
or not
was of little
importance

now
I am gratefully
married to a woman
who wishes to hear
whatever
is on my mind
no matter the time
or twisted
implication

she always listens
sometimes laughs
with patience
and understanding

I feel
as if my writing
has finally reached
a fitting
and deserved
diminishment