Dogs 2012

NADA
(3/20/12)


I write
you write
they write

it is written

maybe
much
should be left
unsaid

but
we never know
what
gets through
to a reader

what
small expression
may have
an extreme
effect
upon another

I wonder
if Bukowski
HST
or Rollins
gave much
if any thought
to those
of their lines
that I treasure
the most

those words
that saved
my ass
so many
times

remembering
that
makes the effort
seem worthwhile
somehow

that
something
is always
better
than nothing

a fact
so hard
to realize
on the days
when the emptiness
is all
that I choose
to see