Dogs 2012

NO SACKCLOTH OR ASHES
(10/24/12)


they die

on a regular
basis

in and
around
us

out
and about
us

I am
not
quite sure
what my
reaction
should
be

I am
not quite
the funeral pyre
diving
type

I am
not much
of the maudlin
mourner
either

they
are dead
and gone

I am
very much
alive
and here

I have
things to
do

while
I still
can

no time
for funerals
or tears

I believe
that they
all
would understand

I will
remember
them

that
is the best
that I
can do