Dogs 2014

EMPTY ROOM
(9/30/14)


there's always
plenty
of light
shining in
this southwest
corner
of the house
when I arrive
home
each day

the illumination
has a calming
effect

she took
all
of the bedroom
furniture
with her
so there's
nothing
but a bare
hardwood floor
for me
to roam

I far more
enjoy
this new
bright space
than the previous
shadows cast
by her dark
moods

I open
a window

a temperate
breeze
flows in

I inhale
slowly
and smile

exhale

I am
reborn

"what
are you going
to do
with that
back bedroom?"

her son
asks

not one
damned thing

I tell him

not
one thing
that may
clutter
the holiness
that now inhabits
those four
walls