Dogs 2012

YOUR BIRTHDAY
(6/30/12)


you were
dropped
into the world
covered
in a cocoon
of mucous
and blood

a pretty
package
indeed

outside
that room
aside
from a few
friends
and relatives
the world
did not
take note

traffic
stock markets
baseball games
continued
without pause

even those
tangentially aware
took only
a few minutes
to smile and exclaim
before continuing
about
their busy
lives

you were
cleaned
and polished
left with those
claiming connection
as they looked
upon you
with amazement
and wonder

you
were only
concerned
with eating
sleeping
and excreting

you were
as pure
as you will
ever be

another
jewel
to be lost
in this world
and time

may
your sparkle
return periodically
to dazzle
us all
again