Dogs 2010

HAPPILY NEVER AFTER
(10/30/10)


I
was wrong

I thought
that the
people
places
and things
of your desire
would give you
some measure
of happiness
once
they were
attained

I did not
realize
that your
overinflated
expectations
for the objects
of your obsession
so far outreached
the obvious reality
of their limited
effects

I cannot
give you
what you
need

no one
can
but you

I do
welcome
your search
for someone else
who may satisfy
your desperate
self deluded
deficiencies

it is not
that I love
you less
it is simply
that I know
my love
for you
is the spirit
that gives
me
joy

if you
choose
to separate
yourself
from that
love

my joy
will still
remain