Dogs 2013

HELP
(4/27/13)


it's
the hardest
thing
to ask for

the hardest
thing
to give

we are never
able to ask
for the full
measure

we are never
able to give
everything
that is needed

we are forced
to depend
upon the mercy
of strangers

loved ones
are usually
of no use

we are forced
to realize
our own
limitations

we can only
point the way
of our own
experience

we want
to believe
that we still
have
some control
over our problems

we want
to believe
that we have
a personal answer
for someone
else

still
we have
to ask

still
we have
to answer

one admits
a sickness

the other
may expose
a sickness

we love
the extremes
of sinner
and saint

we have
to realize
that in silence
we suffer

we talk
to each other
and hope

for deliverance

for humbleness

for something
human
in this void
of existence