Dogs 2012

IN GOD WE MUST
(8/15/12)


she lies
in her
hospital bed

wondering
what's next

I want
to help
her

I want
to pray
over her

to pray
with her

to give
her
some reassurance

some hope

but it's
not
in me

I'm
a bad
actor

she would
only
detect
my falseness

"toughen up
Buttercup"

I tell her

"it may
get worse
and never
get better"

it's the
truth
but the truth
only scares
her

I hold
her hand
and stare
out the
window

I was not
meant
to be
a comfort
to anyone