Dogs 2013

MAY DAZE
(5/1/13)


I remember
my mother
putting flowers
and candies
in May baskets
for friends
and family
in celebration
of Spring

I remember
tanks
missiles
and high stepping
soldiers
in Red Square
to salute
the International
Workers

my childhood
is filled
with middle America/cold war
nostalgic/neurotic
paradoxes

both
remembrances
are forever gone
along with Mom
and Brezhnev

I am
still
here

flipping
the calendar
and wondering
what the Hell
any of it
meant